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BIGAMY

 Dictionary entry overview: What does bigamy mean? 

BIGAMY (noun)
  The noun BIGAMY has 2 senses:

1. having two spouses at the same time
2. the offense of marrying someone while you have a living spouse from whom no valid divorce has occurred

  Familiarity information: BIGAMY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BIGAMY (noun)


Sense 1bigamy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having two spouses at the same time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("bigamy" is a kind of...):

marriage; matrimony; spousal relationship; union; wedlock (the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce))

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


Sense 2bigamy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The offense of marrying someone while you have a living spouse from whom no valid divorce has occurred

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("bigamy" is a kind of...):

regulatory offence; regulatory offense; statutory offence; statutory offense (crimes created by statutes and not by common law)


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