group marriage

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group marriage

n
(Sociology) an arrangement in which several males live together with several females, forming a conjugal unit
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The event led many youths in the audience to think about the possibility of communal marriage, including Faris Ruwajba, who said the wonderful atmosphere had encouraged him further.
With the help of outside institutions--the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Lubavitchers, the American Joint Distribution Committee, the Conservative Movement, and many others--the Jews of Cuba have reconstituted themselves, refurbished their synagogues, learned their history and rituals, reaffirmed their connections to the faith in conversions and communal marriage ceremonies and, in some cases, made Aliyah.
They practised communal marriage - where a woman would sleep with a man and all his brothers.