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.
Polygamy is acceptable, especially because it is only the men who are Gods.
The difference might sound academic to the 83 percent of Americans who say polygamy is morally wrong.
As one of the fruits of polygamy, the children of different mothers are always in a state of variance.Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa|David Livingstone
His home was afflicted with the curse of his polygamy, his kingdom with the curse of his despotism.The Expositor's Bible: The First Book of Kings|F. W. Farrar
Polygamy or concubinage is rare: the adoption of children common.The Natural History of the Varieties of Man|Robert Gordon Latham
His brilliant career was entirely ruined by his fatal frenzy and foolish fanaticism for polygamy.Books Fatal to Their Authors|P. H. Ditchfield
Polygamy is a privilege of the wealthy and distinguished, and is mainly realized by purchase of female slaves.The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State|Frederick Engels
British Dictionary definitions for polygamy
- 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
Word Origin for polygamy
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.
Culture definitions for polygamy
The practice of having several wives or husbands at the same time. (Compare monogamy.)