polygyny


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polygyny

 [pah-lij´ĭ-ne]
a form of marriage in which a man has two or more wives at the same time.

polygyny

A mating system in which one male mates with more than one female.

polygyny

Marriage to more than one woman, simultaneously.

polygyny

a system of POLYGAMY in which the male has several female mating partners at one time. Compare POLYANDRY.
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At roughly 10,000 members, FLDS is the largest branch of Mormon fundamentalism; they are an apocalyptic sect who practice polygyny, or theologically justified plural marriage.
In this regard Zeitzen (2008:2) postulates that in its wide and correct sense, polygamy refers to a marriage which includes more than one partner and it exists in two forms; polygyny and polyandry.
Significantly, polygyny itself finds mention just once in the entire Koran (Chapter 4: Verse 3).
Nucleation of the family presents an opportunity for women to actively participate in household decision-making (Sathar & Kazi 1997) but polygyny may enable women to "head" their respective household units.
Comparison between B1 and C1 half-sib families (produced by a polygyny mating design) revealed a significant difference, with C1 showing the largest size at days 65-85, 106, and 120141 postfertilization (Fig.
On the evolution of polygyny: a theoretical examination of the polygyny threshold model.
I argue that within the polygamy reference trial, the protection of monogamy as an institution is performed in part through the marginalization of qualitative research and the concurrent privileging of quantitative studies that purportedly demonstrate widespread social harms associated with polygyny, which is the marriage of one man to multiple women.
Part I, "Religious Pluralism," begins with Debra Majeed's investigation of polygyny in African American Muslim communities; Stephen C.
This differs from polyandry (multiple husbands) and polygyny (multiple wives), which are contractual.
First, he claims that, insofar as all animals desire the pleasure of sexual intercourse, the practices of polyandry and polygyny restrict an individual's freedom to satisfy these desires.
Our observations demonstrate that, in addition to polygyny (Peak et al., 2010), cooperative breeding is an alternative mating strategy for golden-cheeked warblers.