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polygamy

 [pah-lig´ah-me]
the practice of having two or more spouses at one time.

polygamy

/po·lyg·a·my/ (pah-lig´ah-me)
1. the concurrent marriage of a woman or man to more than one spouse.
2. animal mating in which the individual mates with more than one partner.

polygamy

(pə-lĭg′ə-mē)
n.
1. The condition or practice of having more than one spouse at one time.
2. Zoology A mating pattern in which a single individual mates with more than one individual of the opposite sex.

polygamy

A marriage comprised of more than two partners.

polygamy

Marriage to more than one spouse, simultaneously.

polygamy

a mating system of animals in which one sexual partner mates with several of the opposite sex (see POLYANDRY, POLYGYNY). Polygyny is the most common form, and would seem to be present when one parent (usually the male) does not play a large part in rearing the young.
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32) None address the actual mechanisms of regulation or suggest procedures that would attract polygamists to utilize and participate in the legal regulation process.
Tens of thousands of polygamists live in the United States.
For example, Court TV's Web page never once used the word "Mormon" to describe Warren Jeffs in its story entitled "Prosecutors to present evidence against polygamist leader Warren Jeffs in teen-bride case.
Most of the polygamists that I've found in my research are very firm believers in the fundamentalist LDS religion, and that is not a very pro-gay atmosphere.
Green's trial captured worldwide attention and put him up against Juab County Attorney David Leavitt, himself a descendant of polygamists.
The case was the first brought against a polygamist in the United States in nearly 50 years and put the spotlight on Utah, where plural marriages once thrived among Mormon pioneers.
The footnote to the documentary had to be the ageing polygamist who had been married to at least one wife for more than 50 years.
172) When conducting a review of the world's treatment of polygamists, certain common procedures and practices emerge.
Members of the Williams family are among an estimated 15,000 independent polygamists in the West who don't belong to an organized, fundamentalist Mormon church.
Without such recognition, polygamists would face uncertainty, the tax law would violate horizontal equity, other bad tax results could follow, and the tax law's response could arguably violate the Constitution.
Our series Polygamy, USA gives viewers a rare look inside this world, introducing them to a group of devoutly religious, loving, happy families that just happen to be practicing polygamists.
Some polygamists in Utah are now seeking a further "redefinition" to legalize polygamy.