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bigamy vs. polygamy

[ big-uh-mee ]
/ ˈbɪg ə mi /

noun,
  1. the crime of marrying while one has a spouse still living, from whom no valid divorce has been effected.
  2. any violation of canon law concerning marital status that would disqualify a person from receiving holy orders or from retaining or surpassing an ecclesiastical rank.
[ puh-lig-uh-mee ]
/ pəˈlɪg ə mi /

noun
  1. the practice or condition of having more than one spouse, especially wife, at one time.
  2. the habit or system of mating with more than one individual, either simultaneously or successively.

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