cenogamy
Coenogamy C[oe]*nog"a*my, n. [Gr. ?; koino`s common + ? marraige.] The state of a community which permits promiscuous sexual intercourse among its members; -- as in certain primitive tribes or communistic societies. [Written also {cenogamy}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Cenogamy — Ce*nog a*my (s[ e]*n[o^]g [.a]*m[y^]), n. [Gr. koino s common + ga mos marriage.] The state of a community which permits promiscuous sexual intercourse among its members, as in certain societies practicing communism. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cenogamy — community of wives; see cœno …   Useful english dictionary

  • cenogamy — Communal marriage …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • Coenogamy — C[oe]*nog a*my, n. [Gr. ?; koino s common + ? marraige.] The state of a community which permits promiscuous sexual intercourse among its members; as in certain primitive tribes or communistic societies. [Written also {cenogamy}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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