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polygamynoun [U]

uk   /pəˈlɪɡ.ə.mi/ us   /pəˈlɪɡ.ə.mi/
the fact or custom of being married to more than one person at the same time
polygamist
noun [C] uk   /pəˈlɪɡ.ə.mɪst/ us   /pəˈlɪɡ.ə.mɪst/
polygamous
adjective uk   /pəˈlɪɡ.ə.məs/ us   /pəˈlɪɡ.ə.məs/
a polygamous society
(Definition of polygamy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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polygamynoun [U]

us   /pəˈlɪɡ·ə·mi/
the custom or condition of being married to more than one person at the same time
(Definition of polygamy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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