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polygamy

Definition of Polygamy

(noun) Any condition or practice of marriage that consists of multiple spouses at the same time.

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Polygamy Pronunciation

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Syllabification: po·lyg·a·my

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International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /pəˈlɪɡəmi/
  • British English – /pəˈlɪɡəmi/

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Cite the Definition of Polygamy

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “polygamy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 13, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/polygamy/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

polygamy. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/polygamy/

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “polygamy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 13, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/polygamy/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“polygamy.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 13 Dec. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/polygamy/>.