Definitions of Adelphogamy
- (noun) Marriage in which brothers share one or more wives.
- (noun) Marriage between a brother and sister.
Example of Adelphogamy
- Brothers and sisters from royal families in ancient Egypt would marry to perpetuate the royal lineage.
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- Syllabification: (a·del·pho·ga·my)
- Plural: adelphogamies
- A type of marriage and polyandry.
- Also called:
- adelphic polyandry
- fraternal polyandry
- A brother and sister who are married are in an (adjective) adelphogamic or (adjective) adelphogamous relationship.
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “adelphogamy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 15, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/adelphogamy/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
adelphogamy. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/adelphogamy/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “adelphogamy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 15, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/adelphogamy/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“adelphogamy.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 15 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/adelphogamy/>.