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trigamy

[ trig-uh-mee ]
/ ˈtrɪg ə mi /
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noun
the state of having three wives or three husbands at one time.
the state of having been lawfully married to three wives or three husbands at different times.
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Origin of trigamy

1605–15; <Late Latin trigamia<Greek trigamía, equivalent to trígam(os) thrice-married + -ia-y3. See tri-, -gamy

OTHER WORDS FROM trigamy

trig·a·mist, noun
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How to use trigamy in a sentence

  • A mistake in taste for which the wisdom of the future will adjudge a punishment called trigamy.

    The Devil's Dictionary|Ambrose Bierce
  • Oh, my dear sir, you would not have me commit trigamy—you would not—but hide me somewhere—hide me!

    The Art of Amusing|Frank Bellew
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