Digamous Dig"a*mous, a. Pertaining to a second marriage, that is, one after the death of the first wife or the first husband. [1913 Webster]

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  • digamous — See digamy. * * * …   Universalium

  • digamous — digˈamous adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑digamy …   Useful english dictionary

  • digamy — digamous, adj. /dig euh mee/, n. a second marriage, after the death or divorce of the first husband or wife; deuterogamy. Cf. monogamy (def. 3). [1625 35; < LL digamia < Gk digamía, equiv. to di DI 1 + gamia GAMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • plural — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. See multitude. Ant., singular. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Concerning more than one] Syn. few, a number of, abundant; see many . 2. [Concerning plural marriage] Syn. bigamous, digamous, polygamous,… …   English dictionary for students

  • digamy — /ˈdɪgəmi/ (say diguhmee) noun second marriage; the practice of marrying again after the death or divorce of the first spouse. {Late Latin digamia, from Greek} –digamous, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • digamy —   n. deuterogamy.    ♦ digamist, n.    ♦ digamous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • digamy — [dig′ə mē] n. [LL & Gr digamia: see DI 1 & GAMY] a second legal marriage; marriage after the death or divorce of the first spouse digamous adj …   English World dictionary

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