Trigamist Trig"a*mist, n. [See {Trigamy}.] One who has been married three times; also, one who has three husbands or three wives at the same time. [1913 Webster]

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  • trigamist — noun a) A person who has three wives; someone who commits trigamy. b) A person who has a third marriage …   Wiktionary

  • trigamist — n. man who is married to three women, woman who is married to three men …   English contemporary dictionary

  • trigamist — trig·a·mist …   English syllables

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  • trigamy — trigamist, n. /trig euh mee/, n. 1. the state of having three wives or three husbands at one time. 2. the state of having been lawfully married to three wives or three husbands at different times. [1605 15; < LL trigamia < Gk trigamía, equiv. to… …   Universalium

  • trigamous — [ trɪgəməs] adjective having three wives or husbands at the same time. Derivatives trigamist noun trigamy noun Origin C19 (earlier (C17) as trigamist and trigamy): from Gk trigamos (from tri three + gamos marriage ) + ous …   English new terms dictionary

  • trigamous — /trig euh meuhs/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to trigamy or a trigamist. 2. Bot. having staminate, pistillate, and hermaphrodite flowers in the same flower head. [1835 45; < Gk trígamos thrice married. See TRI , GAMOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • Bigamy (in Canon Law) —     Bigamy (in Canon Law)     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Bigamy (in Canon Law)     According to the strict meaning, the word should signify the marrying of a second after the death of the first wife, in contradistinction to polygamy, which is… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • trigamy —   n. state of being married to three living spouses.    ♦ trigamist, n.    ♦ trigamous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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