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polyandry

 [pol´e-an″dre]
a form of marriage in which one woman has two or more husbands at the same time.

polyandry

/poly·an·dry/ (-an´dre)
1. polygamy in which a woman is concurrently married to multiple men.
2. animal mating in which the female mates with more than one male.
3. union of two or more male pronuclei with one female pronucleus, resulting in polyploidy of the zygote.

polyandry

(pŏl′ē-ăn′drē)
n.
1. The condition or practice of having more than one husband at one time.
2. Zoology A mating pattern in which a female mates with more than one male in a single breeding season.

pol′y·an′drous (-ăn′drəs) adj.

polyandry

A form of polygamy in which a woman has two or more husbands at the same time.

polyandry

Marriage to more than one man, simultaneously.

polyandry

a system of POLYGAMY in which the female has several mating partners at one time. Compare POLYGYNY.

polyandry

the mating of a female animal with more than one male.
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One by one Fison discounted these theories as well as other favoured notions including 'marriage by capture', the prevalence of polyandry, and the belief that only girl babies were killed in infanticide, each argument backed by data and underpinned by his questioning of the importation of English terms to describe indigenous relationships.
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There's even an area in Asia where it's so hard for one man to provide for a household that they practise polyandry.
As Glinton-Meicholas (26) explains, "Sweet-hearting is the non-binding tie that is favoured by members of the middle class and above, who believe in polygamy or polyandry as the only way to true happiness, but somehow can't seem to get multiple, concurrent marriages recognized by the law.
Mahmoud Ahmed Taha Mahmoud explains the rule of the law in the cases of adultery (by one of the spouses), the abandonment of the wife, polygamy - in the sense of polyandry and polygyny, illicit cohabitation (adultery), stealing by one spouse from the other.
But with the surplus of males, I'm curious if there's going to be some informal type of polyandry where two brothers share a wife.
7) Stavia notices the problem when she is brought into the Holyland, also noting that polyandry, "which could have solved the situation," is, of course, not practiced (Tepper 254).