1. (noun) A marriage in which brothers share one or more wives.
2. (noun) A marriage between a brother and sister.
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- A type of polyandry.
- Also called:
- adelphic polyandry
- fraternal polyandry
- Adelphogamy used in a sentence: Morgan, a woman, married Kelly and Reese who were brothers to form an adelphogamic relationship.
- A brother and sister who are married are in an (adjective) adelphogamic or (adjective) adelphogamous relationship.
- common-law marriage
- open marriage
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How to Cite the Definition of Adelphogamy
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “adelphogamy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved January 23, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/adelphogamy/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
adelphogamy. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/adelphogamy/
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MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“adelphogamy.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 23 Jan. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/adelphogamy/>.