noun, plural big·a·mies.
Origin of bigamy
Examples from the Web for bigamy
Contemporary Examples of bigamy
But Tuesday it turned out that one congressman may have ties to a far more exotic crime; bigamy.Congressman Accuses Wife Of Bigamy
April 29, 2014
Bigamy, or having multiple active marriage licenses, is a third-degree felony in Utah.Was Rick Santorum Right About Polygamy After All?
December 16, 2013
But, according to Florida law, that would qualify as bigamy.The Gay Divorce Trap: When Same-Sex Marriage Goes Wrong
September 30, 2013
The LDS renounced polygamy long ago in response to bigamy laws, and doesn't recognize any splinter groups that practice polygamy.Sister Wives Season 2: Polygamy's Strange Charm
Joyce C. Tang
March 10, 2011
Historical Examples of bigamy
He was afraid of bein' took up for bigamist, you see—for bein' a bigamy, I mean.Cy Whittaker's Place
Joseph C. Lincoln
When you accuse my wife of bigamy that is not quarrelling with me!Is He Popenjoy?
Not a bit of it Let her contract a new marriage, and the law will indict her for bigamy.Despair's Last Journey
David Christie Murray
This gentleman, formerly a captain in the army, had been transported for bigamy.
Her bigamy may have been innocent, or at least, an unavoidable accident.Robert Orange
John Oliver Hobbes
noun plural -mies
Word Origin for bigamy
"state of having two wives or husbands at the same time," mid-13c., from Old French bigamie (13c.), from Church Latin bigamia, from Late Latin bigamus "twice married," a hybrid from bi- "double" (see bi-) + Greek gamos "marrying" (see gamete). The Greek word was digamos "twice married."
Bigamie is unkinde ðing, On engleis tale, twie-wifing. [c.1250]
In Middle English, also of two successive marriages or marrying a widow.