Adjective(1) having more than one mate at a time; used of relationships and individuals(2) having several forms of gametoecia on the same plant
(1) In a polygamous family, each wife is responsible for feeding and caring for her own children, though the wives often help each other when needed.(2) In a few cases, the polygamous relationships have been continued secretly or on an informal basis.(3) In polygamous marriages, each wife has her own apartment in a large family house.(4) Few could afford polygamous marriages, although polygamy varies both between rural areas and urban centers, and between ethnic groups.(5) The code prohibited polygamous marriages and forced marriage for girls, established a minimum age for marriage, and required judicial divorce rather than repudiation.(6) In a number of polygamous tribal societies the preferred marriage pattern is for a man to marry two sisters, who are also his cross-cousins.(7) The average household contains six persons, but extended families and polygamous households may be much larger.(8) Women often are widowed and as there are more women than men of marriageable age, there is a relatively high number of polygamous households.(9) Howler monkeys are polygamous , living in groups of usually 4-11 individuals, including one or more males.(10) Monogamy was always the rule in Albania, but polygamous marriages existed up to the beginning of the twentieth century in some areas, particularly if the first wife was not able to bear a son.(11) This happens routinely after marriage, and women from decimated kin groups are taken as wives in this polygamous society, without brideprice having to be paid.(12) Male California sea lions are polygamous , mating with many females.(13) In polygamous households (more common among the wealthy, but not restricted to them), the first wife tends to be a close cousin and the second wife a younger, less-close relative.(14) In polygamous ungulates the development of large body size, fighting abilities, and consequent high social status is important in male mating access.(15) These family compounds accommodate the large extended families and polygamous marriages that are common among the Maninka ethnic group.(16) In polygamous marriages, wives cooperate in performing household duties, although each rears her own children.
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