fraternal polyandry(redirected from Adelphogamy)
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fraternal polyandryA marriage in which two or more brothers share one or more wives.
Fraternal polyandry has been practised in Tibet and Nepal, as well as the subcontinent of India, but is waning in popularity; it has the advantage of producing fewer heirs per generation, reducing the issues related to primogeniture and the parcelling of lands by succeeding generations.
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