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noun
(among primitive peoples) a form of marriage in which a group of males is united with a group of females to form a single conjugal unit.
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Also called communal marriage.

Origin of group marriage

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for group marriage

group marriage

noun
an arrangement in which several males live together with several females, forming a conjugal unit
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