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polygamy

view main entry for polygamynoun [uncountable]  /pəˈlɪɡəmi/
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polygamist

noun [countable]

polygamous

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American English pronunciation: polygamousClick to listen to the pronunciation of polygamous
polygamous American English pronunciation: polygamousClick to listen to the pronunciation of polygamy  adjectiveRelating to marriage and types of marriage: arranged marriage, civil partnership, conjugal, conjugal rights, connubial, consummation, marital, marriage, marriage of convenience, marriedWords used to describe relations and relationships: acquainted, arm’s-length, brittle, broken, bromantic, brotherly, chummy, clannish, close, connected

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