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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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Although many secular, cultural, and social justifications influence the continued practice of polygamy, most polygamists in the world ground their practice in religion.
Following the recent court ruling, Williams said now is the time for polygamists to show they are deserving of the recognition by putting an end to the misogyny rampant among the culture and putting women on equal footing as men.
The legalization and regulation of polygamy remain relatively impractical unless we know how polygamists will file and pay their taxes; polygamists, like most Americans, must earn income.
The polygamists All Red and Musser stay for a week.
Adams says she writes for both the polygamist and the typical Tribune reader.
Although, to keep from exploding in anger, I do try to think of all polygamist men as fat little creatures 4'9" in height with hairy long arms and short penises.
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More "Rights" for Homosexuals, Polygamists, Child Pornographers" While proclaiming to uphold civil liberties, the group almost invariably supports those positions that undermine traditional values and morality.
Polygamy, though now illegal, also left Utah with an advantage as a DNA laboratory: Because thousands of families are descended from polygamists, the genes of a relatively small group of men have been amplified in the biological record, allowing researchers to follow their trail through offspring with different women.
They condemned Mormon polygamists as supporters of self-indulgence and passion, declaring them a major threat to the sanctity of marriage and religious liberty.
Even Andrew Sullivan has trouble finding a reason why gays deserve the right to marry whom they please but polygamists don't.