Synonyms for polygamy
pəˈlɪg ə mipo·lygamy
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The having of multiple socially bonded sexual partners at the same time
Originally polygamy could work either or both ways, but civilisation generally forbids simultaneous husbands
Commonly used specifically for polygyny, the marriage of a man to more than one wife, or the practice of having several wives, at the same time.
The Islamic form of polygamy is a husband with up to four wives
The state or habit of having more than one sexual mate.
An insect queen actually practices polygamy only one day, while for an alpha-male defending his harem is the very essence of both his status and polygamy
The condition or state of a plant which bears both perfect and unisexual flowers.
having more than one spouse at a time
We're moving away from 'Until death do us part' as women are no longer willing to put up with [polygamy].
I was excommunicated because I was speaking openly on difficult issues like same-sex marriage and Joseph Smith's polygamy and women ordination in the church.
I was raised in polygamy. I was born to Heidi and John Daniel. Heidi is John Daniel’s sixth wife out of 14 wives. My lifestyle growing up was kind of like she was just a single mom. My dad was the disciplinarian, it was a pretty abusive environment, primarily physical abuse from my dad, and then there was also sexual abuse within the group from children to children—the older children to younger children.
This is abhorrent to us, many polygamist victims and other Utahn's who recognize that religious polygamy, as practiced in Utah and around the country, is responsible for many serious human rights violations, most who are living in these fundamentalist polygamous groups and families, are treated as property, forced to work without pay, traded as daughters, coerced into having unwanted sex, and into giving birth to numerous children they can not care for.
Not only does the so-called Respect for Marriage Act open the door for a weaponized IRS to target religious non-profits, but it will start a race to the bottom, forcing the most extreme marriage laws from any state onto every other state, it will only take a California, New York, or Massachusetts to legalize polygamy, incest, or child marriages to force every state to recognize these relationships as well.
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- تعدد الزوجات, تعدد الأزواجArabic
- poligàmiaCatalan, Valencian
- mnohoženství, polygamieCzech
- poligamio, pluredzecoEsperanto
- polygamia, moniavioisuusFinnish
- ilphósadh, polagamasIrish
- ioma-phòsadh, iol-phòsadh, iomnuachadhScottish Gaelic
- többnejűség, poligámiaHungarian
- 多婚性, 複婚, ポリガミーJapanese
- moe tokomahaMāori
- полигамија, многубрачностMacedonian
- wielożeństwo, poligamiaPolish
- многожёнство, многомужество, полигамияRussian
- månggifte, polygamiSwedish
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