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bigamynoun [U]

uk   /ˈbɪɡ.ə.mi/  us   /ˈbɪɡ.ə.mi/
bigamist
noun [C] uk   /ˈbɪɡ.ə.mɪst/  us   /ˈbɪɡ.ə.mɪst/
He was accused of being a bigamist.
bigamous
adjective uk   /ˈbɪɡ.ə.məs/  us   /ˈbɪɡ.ə.məs/
a bigamous marriage
bigamously
adverb uk   /ˈbɪɡ.məs.li/  us   /ˈbɪɡ.məs.li/
She has been married four times, once bigamously.
(Definition of bigamy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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bigamynoun [U]

 us   /ˈbɪɡ·ə·mi/
the act of marrying a person while already legally married to someone else
(Definition of bigamy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bigamy”
in Spanish bigamia…
in Vietnamese lấy hai vợ, hai chồng…
in Malaysian bigami…
in Thai การมีคู่ครองทีเดียวสองคน…
in French bigamie…
in German die Bigamie…
in Chinese (Simplified) 重婚罪…
in Indonesian beristri dua, bigami…
in Chinese (Traditional) 重婚罪…
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