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polygamy

po·lyg·a·my

polygamy

 
pronunciation:
p lI g mi
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part of speech: noun
definition: the practice or state of having more than one spouse, esp. more than one wife, at a time. (Cf. monogamy.)
She had her husband arrested for polygamy after she discovered that he had wives in two other states.
derivations: polygamous (adj.), polygamist (n.)
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The word polygamy contains the following parts:
gam, gamo, -gamy Greek root that means marriage