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POLYGAMY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does polygamy mean? 

POLYGAMY (noun)
  The noun POLYGAMY has 1 sense:

1. having more than one spouse at a time

  Familiarity information: POLYGAMY used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


POLYGAMY (noun)


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Meaning:

Having more than one spouse at a time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

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

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

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "polygamy"):

polyandry (having more than one husband at a time)

polygyny (having more than one wife at a time)


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