Noun(1) the condition or practice of having more than one spouse at a time
(1) Some wealthy Tuareg men practice polygamy (having more than one wife at the same time).(2) He has other children and wives - polygamy is openly practiced by immigrants in Paris.(3) Despite Muslim sanctioning of polygamy , the custom was practiced in only one region of the country and currently is not practiced at all.(4) Northern Mockingbirds are typically monogamous, but polygamy does occur.(5) Mpika is one district in which people still practice polygamy and wife inheritance.(6) Since polygamy is illegal in the United States, these marriage customs have created a serious problem in some immigrant households.(7) Senegal's 1973 family code obligates grooms to register their intentions at the time of the first marriage - opting for monogamy, limited polygamy with two wives, or full polygamy .(8) Evening Grosbeaks are generally monogamous, although when there is an unusually plentiful food supply, polygamy can occur.(9) Polygyny (or polygamy ; having several wives at one time), however, has been a prerogative in many societies.(10) In 1904 church President Joseph F. Smith presented a second manifesto that disciplined those who continued to practice polygamy or perform plural marriages.(11) Although polygamy is a common practice among Arab men, with as many as four wives allowed, most Palestinian men have only one or two wives.(12) Few could afford polygamous marriages, although polygamy varies both between rural areas and urban centers, and between ethnic groups.(13) The Utah-based Church in the late 19th century banned the practice of taking plural wives and ex-communicates members who practice polygamy .(14) According to Vietnamese law, arranged marriage and polygamy are illegal.(15) One in ten women live in polygamous marriages, although the practice of polygamy was banned under the Civil Code of 1926 modeled on the Swiss Civil Code of that time.(16) After all, there is already a great deal of precedent since, unlike gay marriage, polygamy has been widely practiced throughout history.
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