group marriage


Definition of group marriage

2 : a system wherein common marital relations exist between a definite group of men and a definite group of women — compare pirraura, punalua

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First Known Use of group marriage

1880, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Group marriage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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