polygamous


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polygamous

as a male or female, having more than one mate.
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Within the final decision, the judge presents the experience of polygamous families in France as an example of potential harm the practice can cause to society in general.
202) A monogamous marriage can only be converted to a polygamous one with the first wife's consent.
In the spirit of Professor Davis's second-generation polygamy paradigm, this Article represents the first attempt to address polygamous families and the federal income tax.
Overall, 78% of the wives were in monogamous marriages and 22% were in polygamous ones; nearly a quarter of those in polygamous relationships had more than one co-wife.
Currently polygamous marriages, largely confined to Muslim families, are only recognised in Britain if they took place in countries where they are legal, the paper said.
In 2010, a study by a Muslim activist group found men in polygamous relationships find it difficult to meet the needs of all their wives and children, and that the result is often unhappy and cash-strapped families.
Many Muslim women escape to Canada to get away from the polygamous rules of Islam, thinking that they can be free in our country.
The church is a breakaway polygamous sect of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, based in the United States, where some members have been successfully prosecuted on charges related to polygamy.
She also warned that children from poor, polygamous families were more likely to enter a life of crime - with some men having up to six children with each wife, but failing to provide their basic needs.
The president has caused controversy around the world with his polygamous ways.
On the eve of his state visit to the UK, Mr Zuma accused the British media of thinking "their culture is more superior than others" after comments on his polygamous lifestyle.
Rohaya and her family, which has produced 17 children aged between seven and 21, are among growing numbers of Malaysians entering into polygamous marriages, a phenomenon that observers say is linked to rising "Islamisation".