noun see polygamy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Polygamist — Po*lyg a*mist, n. [Cf. F. polygamiste, polygame, Gr. ?, a.] One who practices polygamy, or maintains its lawfulness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • polygamist — polygamy ► NOUN ▪ the practice or custom of having more than one wife or husband at the same time. DERIVATIVES polygamist noun polygamous adjective. ORIGIN from Greek polugamos often marrying …   English terms dictionary

  • Polygamist — Länder mit legaler Polygamie (grün) Die Polygamie – von griech. πολύς (polys) (= viel) und γάμος (gamos) (= Ehe) – bezeichnet eine Form der Vielehe und der Duldung von gleichzeitigen eheähnlichen Beziehungen. Bei zwei Ehen spricht man von Bigamie …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • polygamist — polygamistic, adj. /peuh lig euh mist/, n. a person who practices or favors polygamy. [1630 40; POLYGAM(Y) + IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • polygamist — noun /pəˈlɪgəmɪst/ One who practices polygamy, or maintains its lawfulness …   Wiktionary

  • Polygamist — Po|ly|ga|mịst, der; en, en (bildungsspr.): jmd., der in Polygamie lebt …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Polygamist — Po|ly|ga|mist der; en, en <zu ↑...ist> in Vielehe lebender Mann …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • polygamist — po·lyg·a·mist || pÉ™ lɪgÉ™mɪst n. person who is married to several spouses simultaneously (esp. several wives) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • polygamist — po·lyg·a·mist …   English syllables

  • polygamist — See: polygamy …   English dictionary

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