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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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To some extent, I am actually for polygamy but it's not for everyone," he said.
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Polygamy is not about men needing many wives but it's about women needing husbands.
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JEDDAH: Although polygamy is a common practice in Saudi Arabia, several young people interviewed by Arab News are opposed to it and believe that less people are entering into these unions.