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Polygamy vs. Polygyny

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Polygamynoun

The condition of having more than one spouse or marriage partner at one time.

Polygynynoun

The state or practice of having several wives at the same time; plurality of wives; marriage to several wives.

Polygamynoun

Specifically, 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.’;

Polygynynoun

The condition of an ant colony that has multiple egg-laying queens.

Polygamynoun

(zoology) 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.’;

Polygynynoun

The state or practice of having several wives at the same time; marriage to several wives.

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Polygamynoun

(botany) The condition or state of a plant which bears both perfect and unisexual flowers.

Polygynynoun

having more than one wife at a time

Polygamynoun

The having of a plurality of wives or husbands at the same time; usually, the marriage of a man to more than one woman, or the practice of having several wives, at the same time; - opposed to monogamy; as, the nations of the East practiced polygamy. See the Note under Bigamy, and cf. Polyandry.

Polygynynoun

polygamy in which a man has more than one wife.

Polygamynoun

The state or habit of having more than one mate.

Polygynynoun

a pattern of mating in which a male animal has more than one female mate.

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Polygamynoun

The condition or state of a plant which bears both perfect and unisexual flowers.

Polygyny

Polygyny (; from Neoclassical Greek πολυγυνία from πολύ- poly- , and γυνή gyne or ) is the most common and accepted form of polygamy, entailing the marriage of a man with several women.

‘many’; ‘woman’; ‘wife’;

Polygamynoun

having more than one spouse at a time

Polygamy

Polygamy (from Late Greek πολυγαμία, polygamía, ) is the practice of marrying multiple spouses. When a man is married to more than one wife at the same time, sociologists call this polygyny.

‘state of marriage to many spouses’;

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