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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1590s, from Late Latin polygamia , from Late Greek polygamia "polygamy," from polygamos "often married," from polys "many" + gamos "marriage" (see gamete ). Not etymologically restricted to marriage of one man and multiple women (technically polygyny ), ...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Polygamy \Po*lyg"a*my\, n. [Gr. ?; cf. F. polygamie.] 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; ...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 The having of multiple socially bonded sexual partners at the same time 2 The condition of having more than one spouse or marriage partner at one time. 3 (context zoology English) The state or habit of having more than one sexual mate. 4 (context botany ...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Polygamy (foaled 16 March 1971) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse, best known for winning the classic Epsom Oaks in 1974. As a two-year-old in 1973, she showed promise by winning three races and finishing fourth in the Criterium des Pouliches . In the ...

Usage examples of polygamy.

Into the modern Utopia there must have entered the mental tendencies and origins that give our own world the polygamy of the Zulus and of Utah, the polyandry of Tibet, the latitudes of experiment permitted in the United States, and the divorceless wedlock of Comte.

Given polyandry and polygamy and everybody could spread their sex around as far as they wanted.

In Tibet one finds polygamy and polyandry, but most people are monogamous.

Like most of the Indians of America, they were polygamists, which custom in their race operates differently to polygamy amongst the negroes: for whereas they seem to increase and thrive, the Indians even at the conquest often tended to become extinct.

Utah statute was construed to proscribe any agreement to advocate the practice of polygamy.

To attempt a portrayal of that era and that land, and leave out the blood and carnage, would be like portraying Mormondom and leaving out polygamy.

He knew nothing of Mormonism except the custom of polygamy, which is its foundation.

Only let us be fair, and not defend the creed of Mohammed because it nurtured brave men and enlightened scholars, or refrain from condemning polygamy in our admiration of the indomitable spirit and perseverance of the Pilgrim Fathers of Mormonism, or justify an inhuman belief, or a cruel or foolish superstition, because it was once held or acquiesced in by men whose nobility of character we heartily recognize.

But in this expedition or pilgrimage, his power was exercised in the administration of justice: he reformed the licentious polygamy of the Arabs, relieved the tributaries from extortion and cruelty, and chastised the luxury of the Saracens, by despoiling them of their rich silks, and dragging them on their faces in the dirt.

If you put aside the arguable features of Mormon theocracy—th e fact of theocracy, women's rights, resurgent polygamy, the identification of Amerinds as lost tribes of Israel,—you could focus on the more secular facts of Mormonism.

When the United States government began to persecute, or prosecute, the Mormons for polygamy, the Mormons over here in Stonebridge took their sealed wives and moved them out of Utah, just across the line.

Into the modern Utopia there must have entered the mental tendencies and origins that give our own world the polygamy of the Zulus and of Utah, the polyandry of Tibet, the latitudes of experiment permitted in the United States, and the divorceless wedlock of Comte.

Quite apart from the fact that Dean here is an atheist, and Toussaint is a Black Muslim, and Che-u is a Buddhist, and John is a Baptist, and I myself used to be a Mormon but quit on account of the fact that they gave up polygamy and they didn't give Green Stamps.

Polygamy is not all frolicking under the buffalo robes -- just ask a Mormon.

The inclination of the Roman husband discharged or withheld the conjugal debt, so scrupulously exacted by the Athenian and Jewish laws: ^119 but as polygamy was unknown, he could never admit to his bed a fairer or a more favored partner.