Origin of polygamy
Examples from the Web for polygamy
If anything, what polygamy does flow from is a general opening up of options.
This conversation often bleeds easily into a “the more the merrier” logic followed by some joke about polygamy.
And contrary to popular belief, polygamy was not an exclusively Mormon concept.This Week’s Hot Reads: April 14, 2014
April 14, 2014
Polygamy is acceptable, especially because it is only the men who are Gods.Word Is Bond: An Ex-Con Explains the 5 Percenters
April 12, 2014
The difference might sound academic to the 83 percent of Americans who say polygamy is morally wrong.Was Rick Santorum Right About Polygamy After All?
December 16, 2013
Polygamy is practised in these regions in its utmost latitude.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
Polygamy, though permitted, was definitely restricted by the code.
At no period of Roman history are there any traces of polygamy or concubinage.
Polygymy or polygamy, or the marriage of one male with several females.
The mistresses of the present princes are a relic of polygamy.
- the practice of having more than one wife or husband at the same timeCompare polyandry, polygyny
- the condition of having male, female, and hermaphrodite flowers on the same plant
- the condition of having these different types of flower on separate plants of the same species
- the practice in male animals of having more than one mate during one breeding season
Word Origin and History for polygamy
1590s, from Late Latin polygamia, from Late Greek polygamia "polygamy," from polygamos "often married," from polys "many" + gamos "marriage" (see gamete). Not etymologically restricted to marriage of one man and multiple women (technically polygyny), but often used as if it were. Related: Polygamist.
The practice of having several wives or husbands at the same time. (Compare monogamy.)