polygamy

noun po·lyg·a·my \ -mē \

Definition of polygamy

1 :marriage in which a spouse of either sex may have more than one mate at the same time — compare polyandry, polygyny
2 :the state of being polygamous

polygamist

play \-mist\ noun

polygamize

play \-ˌmīz\ intransitive verb

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First Known Use of polygamy

1538


POLYGAMY Defined for English Language Learners

polygamy

noun

Definition of polygamy for English Language Learners

  • : the state or practice of being married to more than one person at the same time


Medical Dictionary

polygamy

noun po·lyg·a·my \ -mē \

medical Definition of polygamy

plural polygamies
:marriage in which a spouse of either sex may have more than one mate at the same time — compare polyandry, polygyny

Law Dictionary

polygamy

noun po·lyg·a·my \ pə-ˈli-gə-mē \

legal Definition of polygamy

:the offense of having several and specifically more than two spouses at one time — compare bigamy

polygamous

play \-məs\ adjective


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