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digamy

Definition of Digamy

(noun) A remarriage after the death or divorce of an individual’s first spouse.

Example of Digamy

Digamy Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: dig·a·my

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /dIgUH-mee/
  • British English – /dIgUH-mee/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈdɪɡəmi/
  • British English – /ˈdɪɡəmi/

Usage Notes

  • Plural: digamies
  • A type of marriage and remarriage.
  • A (noun) digamist (adverb) digamously engages in a (adjective) digamous or (adjective) disamistic marriage.

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Cite the Definition of Digamy

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “digamy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved February 29, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/digamy/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

digamy. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/digamy/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “digamy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed February 29, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/digamy/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“digamy.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 29 Feb. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/digamy/>.