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po·lyg·a·mous

 (pə-lĭg′ə-məs)
adj.
1. Relating to, characterized by, or practicing polygamy.
2. Botany Having both hermaphroditic and unisexual flowers on the same plant or on separate plants of the same species.

po·lyg′a·mous·ly adv.

po•lyg•a•mous

(pəˈlɪg ə məs)

also pol•y•gam•ic

(ˌpɒl iˈgæm ɪk)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, characterized by, or practicing polygamy.
2. Bot. bearing both unisexual and hermaphrodite flowers on the same plant or on different plants of the same species.
[1605–15; < Greek polýgamos. See poly-, -gamous]
po•lyg′a•mous•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.polygamous - having more than one mate at a time; used of relationships and individuals
monogamous - (used of relationships and of individuals) having one mate; "monogamous marriage"; "monogamous for life"
2.polygamous - having several forms of gametoecia on the same plant
monecious, monoecious, monoicous - having male and female reproductive organs in the same plant or animal
Translations

polygamous

[pɒˈlɪgəməs] ADJpolígamo

polygamous

[pəˈlɪgəməs] adjpolygame

polygamous

adjpolygam
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4) Multiplying by a factor of five allows a spouse and three dependent children for each serving officer, in reality, while some officers, especially juniors, are unmarried, others may have much larger families, be polygamously married, and/or have dependants beyond immediate family residing with them or relying on their income.
Although family reunification has represented a principal route to legal residence in France for African migrants since the 1970s, the recent prohibition of once tacitly accepted polygamous unions has generated conflicts and gender-based strategic responses as polygamously married women and men seek to retain legal status.
141) Interestingly, in Babylonian Talmud Ketubot 62a, when the same Rabbi Judah's daughter-in-law became too old to have children after his son finally came back from his studies, he was hesitant to tell his son to marry another woman polygamously, lest "it would be said: The latter is his wife and the other his mistress.
Each player in a cricket team, especially one that now embraces central contracts, so they are thrown together for longer periods than they ever are with their families (this winter, I have been told by one member of the support staff that, from the moment he leaves for Sri Lanka next month until he returns from New Zealand at the end of March, he will spend precisely 10 days at home), is in effect wedded polygamously to the other members of the team.