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.
They practised communal marriage - where a woman would sleep with a man and all his brothers.
They practised communal marriage - a woman sleeping with a man and his brothers - although any children would belong to the man she first paired with.