Polyandry Pol`y*an"dry, n. [Poly- + Gr. 'anh`r, 'andro`s, man, male: cf. F. polyandrie.] The possession by a woman of more than one husband at the same time; -- contrasted with {monandry}. [1913 Webster]

Note: In law, this falls under the head of polygamy. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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