Polygamy

A form of marriage in which a person may have two or more spouses simultaneously.
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polygamy

[n] - having more than one wife at a time
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Polygamy

A system where a husband can have more that one wife
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Polygamy

a form of marriage uniting three or more people
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Polygamy

Po·lyg'a·my noun [ Greek ...; confer French polygamie .] 1. The having of a plurality of wives or husbands at the same time; usually, the marriage of a man to more than one woman, or the practice of having several wives, at the same time; -- opposed to monogamy ; as, the nations o
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polygamy

1. The having of a plurality of wives or husbands at the same time; usually, the marriage of a man to more than one woman, or the practice of having several wives, at the same time; opposed to monogamy; as, the nations of the East practiced polygamy. See the Note under Bigamy, and cf. Polyandry. ... 2. <zoology> The state or habit of having m
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polygamy

noun having more than one spouse at a time
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polygamy

(pә-lig´ә-me) the practice of having two or more spouses at one time.
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Polygamy

• (n.) The having of a plurality of wives or husbands at the same time; usually, the marriage of a man to more than one woman, or the practice of having several wives, at the same time; -- opposed to monogamy; as, the nations of the East practiced polygamy. See the Note under Bigamy, and cf. Polyandry. • (n.) The condition or state of a p
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polygamy

(from the article `social behaviour in animals`) Supermasculinity, as well as being correlated with female care of the young, is also associated with polygamy. The mating of several animals of one ... Gallinaceous birds vary considerably in reproductive behaviour, some exhibiting monogamous pair formation with a pair bond lasting throug...
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polygamy

(from the article `flower`) ...and female flowers are on different plants, the plant is dioecious (e.g., date, holly, cottonwood, willow); when there are male, female, and ...
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polygamy

marriage to more than one spouse at a time—either polygyny, marriage with more than one woman, or polyandry (q.v.), marriage with more than one man. ... [8 related articles]
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polygamy

polygamy Their are cultures in this world that have polygamy as an acceptable form of life.
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polygamy

polygamy, polygamous 1. The civil offense of having several wives or husbands at the same time; or having more than two wives or husbands at the same time. 2. Bigamy literally means a second marriage distinguished from a third or additional marriage; while polygamy means many marriages and implies more than two. —Word Info image © ALL ri
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polygamy

polygamy: see marriage.
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Polygamy

n. An illegal practice of having more than one wife or husband during the same time, more precisely having more than two spouses at the same time which is called bigamy.This is considered crime in most states and communities.
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polygamy

n. having more than one wife or husband at the same time, usually more than just two (which is "bigamy"). It is a crime in all states.
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polygamy

The practice of having more than one spouse at the same time. It is found among many peoples. Normally it has been confined to the wealthy and to chiefs and nobles who can support several women and their offspring, as among ancient Egyptians, Teutons, Irish, and Slavs. Islam limits the number of legal wives a man may have to four. Certain Christian
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Polygamy

describes animals that have multiple mates. Polygynous describes one male mating with multiple females and the females will often do most of the parental care, for example in Lions. A rarer form is Polyandry and describes a female mating with multiple males who generally undertake the parental care, for example in Honeybees.Altricial Chicks
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Polygamy

Both polygyny and polyandry occur. Pairing with more than one mate at a time (kind of like a harem concept.)
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Polygamy

Having more than one husband or wife at the same time. Polygamy is illegal under U.S. law.
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Polygamy

the tendency for one male to mate with two or more females
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Polygamy

Having more than one wife or husband at the same time, usually more than just two (which is bigamy). It is a crime in all states.
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