bigamy


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bigamy

The act of marrying a second (or a third) person while still married to one’s first spouse.
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THE FACTS BIGAMY is defined as the crime of marrying a person while already legally married.
Unexpectedly, though, the number of cases of female bigamy rose from virtually nil to an average of six or seven annually after 1880.
But the former escort has now been charged with bigamy after being arrested at their pounds 275,000 home in Stourbridge.
The Russian vowed to stand by him after his bigamy conviction but last week she admitted: "We have been separated for two years.
If this is a fact, we will also be investigating a case of bigamy.
She waited until their honeymoon to admit her crime and pleaded guilty to bigamy last month at Manchester crown court.
The couple separated in December 2006 and Spencer admitted a charge of bigamy last August.
Mrs Assheton-Smith first appeared before magistrates on the bigamy charge last April.
In this volume scholars of the law and social history study bigamy, concubinage, sexual seduction, and adultery and trace the evolution of juridical concepts, judicial practice, and social behavior during the fourteenth to eighteenth centuries.
Here the significantly named Lyman Felt, who lands in a hospital bed due to his reckless and possibly suicidal driving (of a Porsche, naturally), claims moral superiority to his peers because he married his second wife without shucking the first - although neither woman is aware of the bigamy.