adjective Date: 1819 polygamous

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  • polygamic — /pol ee gam ik/, adj. polygamous. [1810 20; POLYGAM(Y) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • polygamic — pÉ‘lɪ gæmɪk / pÉ’l adj. of polygamy, pertaining to marriage to more than one spouse simultaneously (esp. more than one wife) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • polygamic — poly·gam·ic …   English syllables

  • polygamic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Le Wazzou polygame — Infobox Film name = Le Wazzou polygame image size = caption = screenshot director = Oumarou Ganda producer = writer = narrator = starring = music = cinematography = editing = distributor = released = 1971 runtime = 50 mins. country = Niger France …   Wikipedia

  • polygamous — polygamously, adv. /peuh lig euh meuhs/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, characterized by, or practicing polygamy; polygamic. 2. Bot. bearing both unisexual and hermaphrodite flowers on the same or on different plants of the same species. [1605 15; <… …   Universalium

  • polygamy — noun /pəˈlɪgəmi/ a) The having of a plurality of socially bonded sexual partners at the same time Originally polygamy could work either or both ways, but civilisation generally forbids simultaneous husbands b) Commonly used specifically for… …   Wiktionary

  • JOHN OF LEYDEN —    originally a tailor; attained great power as an orator; joined the Anabaptists, and in 1534 established at Münster, in Westphalia, a society based on communistic and polygamic principles; but the bishop of Münster interfered, and next year… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • polygamy —   n. marriage to more than one spouse at same time.    ♦ polygamic,    ♦ polygamous, a.    ♦ polygamist, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • polygamous — adj. 1 having more than one wife or husband at the same time. 2 having more than one mate. 3 bearing some flowers with stamens only, some with pistils only, some with both, on the same or different plants. Derivatives: polygamic adj. polygamist n …   Useful english dictionary

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