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bigamy

noun [U]     /ˈbɪɡ.ə.mi/
the crime of marrying a person while already legally married to someone else: In court, he admitted that he had committed bigamy. → Compare monogamy, polygamyInfidelity in relationships bigamist     /-mɪst/ noun [C] He was accused of being a bigamist.Miscellaneous criminals bigamous     /-məs/ adjective a bigamous marriageInfidelity in relationships bigamously     /-məs.li/ adverb She has been married four times, once bigamously.Infidelity in relationships
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