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Definition of Polygamy

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practice of maintaining several spouses simultaneously (esp. several wives)
Polygamy Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The state or habit of having more than one mate.
  
(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 plant which bears both perfect and unisexual flowers.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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polygamy
\po*lyg"a*my\ (?), n. [gr. &?;; cf. f. 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 of the east practiced polygamy. see the note under bigamy, and cf. polyandry.
2. (zo?l.) the state or habit of having more than one mate.
3. (bot.) the condition or state of a plant which bears both perfect and unisexual flowers.

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the fact or condition of having more than one wife or husband at once.
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Amlbriodas = n. polygamy
The Devil's Dictionary
Polygamy, (n.)

A house of atonement, or expiatory chapel, fitted with several stools of repentance, as distinguished from monogamy, which has but one.
  
The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, 1911 (About)
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. having more than one spouse at a time
(hypernym) marriage, matrimony, union, spousal relationship, wedlock
(hyponym) polyandry
Polygamy Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Sociology
A form of marriage in which a person may have more than one spouse.
Polygamy Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
[File:Legality of polygamy.png|thumb|right|400px| Notes:
1India, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and Sri Lanka:legal for Muslims only.
2Federal Eritrea: Muslims only may legally contract polygamous marriages in certain countries and regions with Sharia that allow it.
3Mauritius: polygamous unions are not legally recognized. Muslim men may "marry" up to four women, who do not however enjoy the legal status of wives.
4Utah, The United States of America: Only "Fraudulent" polygamy is outlawed.
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Polygamy Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
Duhaime.org Legal Dictionary
Being married to more than one person. Illegal in most countries. - (read more on Polygamy)
  
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Polygamy Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Smith's Bible Dictionary

See: Marriage
  
Smith's Bible Dictionary (1884) , by William Smith. About