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polygamous

adjective engaging in bigamy, engaggng in unlawful marriage, having multiple husbands, having multiple wives, having plurality of wives or husbands, praccicing plural marriage
Associated concepts: bigamy, monogamy
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For us what is important is whether the women and children are protected in polygamous marriages," the ministry's spokesman Hasan, who uses one name, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Snowball sampling enabled the researcher to select polygamous husbands who were able to provide valuable information because of experiences with the phenomenon which was under investigation.
Even the National Insurance Institute (Bituah Leumi) gives de facto recognition of polygamous marriages in the Bedouin sector, allowing women applying for benefits to list their family status as members of "enlarged families.
The law has been applauded by some as it formally recognises polygamous unions, which had previously not been regarded as typical marriages.
laws by the polygamous spouses who may be best positioned to succeed:
This strategy can serve as a tool to increase the bargaining power and rights of women and legitimize polygamous relationships on a larger societal scale.
6) Scholars have generally ignored analyzing the operation of other generally applicable laws to polygamous families.
More than 20% of married women in West and East Africa are in polygamous relationships.
Turley also has represented the Brown family, who are featured on TLC's "Sister Wives," a reality show that documents their polygamous lifestyle.
This is just one example of how negative feelings emerge in a polygamous marriage, observed Dr Rana Raddawi, associate professor at the American University of Sharjah.
Both males and females have been characterized as polygamous, with the male sequestering the female during the breeding season from late May to early July.
The victims were Hamed's three sisters and Mohammad Shafia's first wife in a polygamous marriage.