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"bigamy" in British English

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bigamynoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈbɪɡ.ə.mi/
the ​crime of ​marrying a ​person while already ​legallymarried to someone ​else: In ​court, he ​admitted that he had committed bigamy.
bigamist
noun [C] uk   us   /-mɪst/
He was ​accused of being a bigamist.
bigamous
adjective uk   us   /-məs/
a bigamous ​marriage
bigamously
adverb uk   us   /-məs.li/
She has been ​married four ​times, ​once bigamously.
(Definition of bigamy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bigamy" in American English

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bigamynoun [U]

 us   /ˈbɪɡ·ə·mi/
the ​act of ​marrying a ​person while already ​legallymarried 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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