[ US /pəˈɫɪdʒəni/ ]
  1. polygamy in which a man has more than one wife at a time
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How To Use polygyny In A Sentence

  • However, the degree of dimorphism in some clades of mammals, including perissodactyls, does not correlate with the degree of polygyny.
  • Polygyny is legal, and couples have the option of choosing between monogamy and polygyny when they enter into a civil marriage (although this is not necessarily binding).
  • Satlow then discusses levirate marriage, polygyny and concubinage.
  • From then on, polygyny (one man with several wives) replaced polyandry (one woman with several husbands) as a marital practice.
  • One last note: I don’t like the term polyamorous marriage for polygamy although it does help to remove the confusion that people have between polygamy and polygyny. Should we legally recognize polyamorous marriages?
  • Women, too, often preferred polygyny to monogamy (one man and one woman); they often helped their husbands find younger wives.
  • For the last 30 years of his life, he placed a number of bird houses in his garden and established a colony of European Starlings to study their sociobiology, especially polygyny.
  • In the population of Tasmanian native hens that we studied, monogamy was the most frequent mating pattern, followed by polyandry, with polygyny and polygynandry the least frequent.
  • The female-biased sex ratio was associated with a higher level of polygyny and higher male mating and reproductive success in the secondary forest.
  • The major alterations to Islam that get mentioned are the elimination of polygyny and any kind of veiling for women, as well as a few other relaxations. Book Review: Acorna: The Unicorn Girl
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