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the practice of having two or more spouses at one time.
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.