polygamy

Part of speech: adjective

Polygamous.

Part of speech: noun

The condition of having more than one wife or husband at once.

Part of speech: noun

Polygamist.

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Usage examples "polygamy":

  1. If the Book of Mormon really came down from Heaven, my conviction that polygamy is not for the best, would seem a feeble objection against its claims. - "The Faith of the Millions (2nd series)", George Tyrrell.
  2. Polygamy, divorce, and slavery are all allowed, and war upon unbelievers is enjoined as a duty. - "In the Tail of the Peacock", Isabel Savory.
  3. In 1896, polygamy having been prohibited by Congress, Utah was admitted to the Union. - "The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17", Charles Francis Horne.