- 1) The state or practice of having several wives at the same time; plurality of wives; marriage to several wives - H. Spencer
- 2) The condition of having more than one queen. Used of an insect colony.
- 3) The condition or practice of having more than one wife at one time.
- 4) A mating pattern in which a male mates with more than one female in a single breeding season.
- 5) The state or practice of having several wives at the same time; marriage to several wives.
- 6) having more than one wife at a time
- 7) Of a male animal, the state of having more than one female mate.
- 8) Marriage or cohabitation of one man with more than one woman at the same time; polygamy as practised by the male.
- 1) botany The condition or state of a plant which bears both perfect and unisexual flowers.
- 2) The having of multiple socially bonded sexual partners at the same time
- 3) Commonly used specifically for polygyny, the marriage of a man to more than one wife, or the practice of having several wives, at the same time.
- 4) zoology The state or habit of having more than one sexual mate.
- 5) Zoology A mating pattern in which a single individual mates with more than one individual of the opposite sex.
- 6) The condition or practice of having more than one spouse at one time.
- 7) The having of a plurality of wives or husbands at the same time; usually, the marriage of a man to more than one woman, or the practice of having several wives, at the same time; -- opposed to monogamy. See the Note under bigamy, and cf. polyandry.
- 8) (Bot.) The condition or state of a plant which bears both perfect and unisexual flowers.
- 9) (Zoöl.) The state or habit of having more than one mate.
- 10) having more than one spouse at a time
- 11) Marriage with more than one spouse; the having of a plurality of wives or husbands at the same time.
- 12) In zoology, the practice or habit of having more than one mate of the opposite sex; polyandry or polygyny
- 1) ‘Although most Hmong men had one wife, polygyny was an accepted practice.’
- 2) ‘Although Muslim law allows polygyny, economic realities mean most Brahui marriages are monogamous.’
- 3) ‘For instance, in the practice of polygyny, each wife is typically allotted her own house, most often within the same compound as the other wives but sometimes elsewhere.’
- 4) ‘The system of polygyny guaranteed that all people married.’
- 5) ‘The Malinke practice polygyny.’
- 6) ‘Their breeding system is characterized as harem polygyny: one male mates with multiple females.’
- 7) ‘As male territoriality is consistent with female defense polygyny, territorial males should be more likely to sire the entire litter of territorial dams sharing his territory.’
- 8) ‘In the absence of inbreeding, the most extreme value of coancestry is achieved by male polygyny together with female philopatry.’
- 9) ‘Second, not all males pair strictly with one female in monogamous species, and low levels of polygyny or males that remain unmated in the population will also increase the variance in male reproductive success.’
- 10) ‘The female-biased sex ratio was associated with a higher level of polygyny and higher male mating and reproductive success in the secondary forest.’
- 1) They instituted compulsory polygamy and banned all secular books.
- 2) In both other cultures and other times, polygamy has gained acceptability.
- 3) The early Mormons practised polygamy.
- 4) Nichols served as lead prosecutor in all past church cases, but he was careful not to mention the word polygamy Tuesday.
- 5) Nichols served as lead prosecutor in all past church cases, but he was quick not to mention the word polygamy Tuesday.
- 6) Because polygamy is illegal, such families tend to keep their lifestyles a secret -- as the Browns did until now.
- 7) By Kimberly Winston Religion News Service (RNS) For a show that centers around a family in which polygamy is an article of faith, there
- 8) What happens to the rights and duties of marriage if polygamy is available?
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- 11) Divorce will become more difficult due to the taxes on alimony, while a husband will be freed of all responsibility to maintain equitable treatment of his wives if he engages in polygamy -- in Islam, polygamy is explicitly forbidden in the Quran unless the husband is capable of treating his wives in a perfectly equal fashion.
- 12) ‘Polyandry (multiple husbands) has recently been abolished; the practice of polygamy is legal provided the first wife grants her consent.’
- 13) ‘In 1904 church President Joseph F. Smith presented a second manifesto that disciplined those who continued to practice polygamy or perform plural marriages.’
- 14) ‘Despite sanctioning of polygamy, the custom was practiced in only one region of the country and currently is not practiced at all.’
- 15) ‘Mpika is one district in which people still practice polygamy and wife inheritance.’
- 16) ‘Although historically polygamy was practiced, the marriage system is now monogamous.’
- 17) ‘Despite the practice of polygamy and men's near-monopoly of religious offices, women have a comfortable social status as they are owners of the conjugal house.’
- 18) ‘Few could afford polygamous marriages, although polygamy varies both between rural areas and urban centers, and between ethnic groups.’
- 19) ‘polygamy has been a prerogative in many societies.’
- 20) ‘There is already a great deal of precedent since polygamy has been widely practiced throughout history.’
- 21) ‘The Utah-based Church in the late 19th century banned the practice of taking plural wives and ex-communicates members who practice polygamy.’
- 22) ‘One in ten women live in polygamous marriages, although the practice of polygamy was banned under the Civil Code of 1926 modeled on the Swiss Civil Code of that time.’
- 23) ‘Senegal's 1973 family code obligates grooms to register their intentions at the time of the first marriage - opting for monogamy, limited polygamy with two wives, or full polygamy.’
- 24) ‘The combination of matrilocal residence and polygamy has produced the same effects that it has in the Comoros.’
- 25) ‘Since polygamy is illegal in the United States, these marriage customs have created a serious problem in some immigrant households.’
- 26) ‘According to Vietnamese law, arranged marriage and polygamy are illegal.’
- 27) ‘Born in 1968 in Bamako, the country's capital, Sangare witnessed her mother and other women suffer under the accepted practice of polygamy, and she was determined not to be dictated to by men.’
- 28) ‘Mating systems characterized by restricted breeding seasons, male polygamy, and female monogamy are common among animals.’
- 29) ‘For example, species without care or with uniparental care are expected to show higher levels of polygamy than do species with biparental care.’
- 30) ‘Evening Grosbeaks are generally monogamous, although when there is an unusually plentiful food supply, polygamy can occur.’
- 31) ‘While Short-eared Owls are typically monogamous, they form loose colonies and some polygamy may occur.’
- 32) ‘Northern Mockingbirds are typically monogamous, but polygamy does occur.’