a second marriage, after the death or divorce of the first husband or wife; deuterogamy.Compare monogamy(def 3).

Origin of digamy

1625–35; < Late Latin digamia < Greek digamía, equivalent to di- di-1 + -gamia -gamy
Related formsdig·a·mous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for digamy


noun plural -mies

a second marriage contracted after the termination of the first by death or divorceAlso called: deuterogamy Compare bigamy
Derived Formsdigamist, noundigamous, adjective

Word Origin for digamy

C17: from Late Latin digamia, from Greek, from di 1 + gamos marriage
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