(noun) Any condition or practice that consists of multiple spouses at the same time.
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- Polygamy, specifically polygyny and polyandry, as a marital norm is compared and contrasted monogamy.
- Monogamy is still prevalent in societies and cultures that allow or promote polygamy as typically only the wealthy can afford multiple spouses.
- A type of polyamory.
- Also called plural marriage.
- Polygamy used in a sentence: We enjoy polygamy.
- A (noun) polygamist engages in a (adjective) polygamous or (adjective) polygamistic relationship.
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Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “polygamy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 26, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/polygamy/).
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polygamy. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/polygamy/
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“polygamy.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 26 Mar. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/polygamy/>.