Thus, from whatever angle we view group-marriage, its polygyny and its polyandry seem to rest on monogamy.
That polygyny is better than polyandry may be concluded from its effects.
But polygyny would condemn a great many men, and polyandry a great many women, to the celibacy of neglect.
It is obviously nothing but a combination of polyandry and polygyny.
One agency that is particularly apt to bring about such a form of marriage, transitional between monogamy and polygyny, is war.
Among them, polygyny, together with other practices, has been introduced.
Apart from this the biological masculine traditions point to polygyny much more than the feminine traditions point to polyandry.
This polygyny, in turn, also finally recedes in favour of monogamy.
These deviations we found to be the two forms of polygamy—polyandry and polygyny.
polygyny is the rule and each wife is regarded as adding dignity to the household.