digamy

noun
dig·​a·​my | \ˈdi-gə-mē \
plural digamies

Definition of digamy 

: a second marriage after the termination of the first

First Known Use of digamy

1635, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for digamy

Late Latin digamia, from Late Greek, from Greek digamos married to two people, from di- + -gamos -gamous

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