Definition of Bigamy
Examples of Bigamy
- Marrying another person before you have legally divorced your past partner.
- A man married to more than one woman in the United States.
- American English – /bIgUH-mee/
- British English – /bIgUH-mee/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈbɪɡəmi/
- British English – /ˈbɪɡəmi/
- Plural: bigamies
- Bigamy is the same as polygamy and used more commonly outside of the social sciences, particularly in law and is punishable as a crime in some locales.
- Bigamy is an issue due to the increase in immigration of people from one from different societies and cultures. Polygamy may be legal where they come from, but not where they emigrating.
- A (noun) bigamist (adverb) bigamously engages in a (adjective) bigamous or (adjective) bigamistic relationship.
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- Word origin of “bigamy” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “bigamy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 27, 2022 (https://sociologydictionary.org/bigamy/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
bigamy. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/bigamy/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “bigamy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 27, 2022. https://sociologydictionary.org/bigamy/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“bigamy.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 27 Sep. 2022. <https://sociologydictionary.org/bigamy/>.