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polygyny

Definition of Polygyny

(noun) A type of marriage in which a man has multiple wives at the same time.

Example of Polygyny

Polygyny Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /pəˈlɪdʒᵻni/
    • British English
      • /pəˈlɪdʒᵻni/
      • /pɒˈlɪdʒᵻni/
  • Syllabification: (po·lyg·y·ny)

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Cite the Definition of Polygyny

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “polygyny.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 19, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/polygyny/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “polygyny.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 19, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/polygyny/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“polygyny.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 19 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/polygyny/>.