Trigamy
Trigamy Trig"a*my, n. [L. trigamia,Gr. ?: cf. F. trigamie. See {Trigamous}.] The act of marrying, or the state of being married, three times; also, the offense of having three husbands or three wives at the same time. [1913 Webster]

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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

  • trigamy — noun a) The state of having three (legal or illegal) spouses simultaneously. b) A third marriage …   Wiktionary

  • trigamy — n. being married to three women, being married to three men; having been married lawfully at different times to three wives or three husbands …   English contemporary dictionary

  • trigamy — trig·a·my …   English syllables

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

  • trigamy — mē noun ( es) Etymology: Late Latin trigamia, from Late Greek, from Greek trigamos thrice married (from tri three + gamos marriage) + ia y more at bigamy : the act of marrying or condition of being married three times; …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • trig|a|mous — «TRIHG uh muhs», adjective. 1. having three wives or three husbands at the same time; guilty of trigamy. 2. involving trigamy. 3. Botany. having male, female, and hermaphrodite flowers in the same head. ╂[< Greek trígamos (with ous) thrice… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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