group marriage


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.

QUIZZES

BEAT THE DOLDRUMS WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

We know you’ll tackle this quiz totis viribus! See how many words from the week of Oct 12–18, 2020 you get right!
Question 1 of 7
What does “Indigenous” mean?
Also called communal marriage.

Origin of group marriage

First recorded in1895–1900
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for group marriage

British Dictionary definitions for group marriage

group marriage

noun

an arrangement in which several males live together with several females, forming a conjugal unit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012