polygamous


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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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Once a state legalizes polygamy, the federal government will need to determine how to deal with polygamous taxpayers.
None of these differences were significant, however, after adjustment for the older age and higher parity of polygamous respondents.
6) The wives of polygamous immigrants have no means of escaping their marriages, she observed, because "[i]f you protest, your husband will hit you, and if you call the police .
But sociologist Norani Othman from pressure group Sisters in Islam says that these educated women and thriving children are not the typical polygamous family.
In January 2009, two residents of Canada's only openly polygamous community, Bountiful, British Columbia, were arrested for practicing polygamy in violation of section 293 of the Criminal Code.
One problem with the ABC construction is that it apparently leaves no way for a polygamous family to have children, since condoms are presented as their only safe option.
It is a rare polygamous family where all of the wives and mothers are treated equally.
Wedding days for polygamous men aren't necessarily an easy day.
The Bible people were polygamous and everyone had a husband,' he says, adding that widows were allowed to become concubines.
Summary: Thane (Maharashtra) [India] Jan 10 (ANI): A police constable in Thane was suspended after his wife claimed him of having polygamous marriages.
Laikipia Woman Representative Catherine Waruguru has defended her polygamous marriage, saying she is comfortable being the second wife.