group marriage

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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.

Origin of group marriage

First recorded in 1895–1900
Also called communal marriage.
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group marriage

noun

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

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