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big·a·mous

 (bĭg′ə-məs)
adj.
1. Involving bigamy.
2. Guilty of bigamy.

big′a·mous·ly adv.

big•a•mous

(ˈbɪg ə məs)

adj.
1. having two wives or husbands at the same time.
2. involving bigamy.
[1860–65; < Late Latin bigamus=bi- bi-1 + Greek -gamos -gamous]
big′a•mous•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bigamous - of illegal marriage to a second person while legally married to a firstbigamous - of illegal marriage to a second person while legally married to a first
polygamous - having more than one mate at a time; used of relationships and individuals
Translations
bigamický
bigamistisk
tvíkvænis-
bigamický
iki eşliiki karılı/kocalı

bigamous

[ˈbɪgəməs] ADJbígamo

bigamous

[ˈbɪgəməs] adj [marriage] → bigame

bigamous

adjbigamistisch

bigamous

[ˈbɪgəməs] adjbigamo/a

bigamy

(ˈbigəmi) noun
marriage to two wives or two husbands at once (a crime in some countries). He's been charged with committing bigamy.
ˈbigamist noun
ˈbigamous adjective
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Among the grounds cited in the bill are physical violence or grossly abusive conduct directed against the petitioner; homosexuality of any of the spouses; bigamous marriage; marital infidelity or perversion or having a child with another person outside the marriage; abandonement without ajustifiable cause for more than one year and drug addiciton, habiltual alcoholism or chronic gamgling of the resondent.
The following grounds may be subjected to summary judicial proceeding: de facto separation for at least five years, bigamous marriage, legal separation for at least two years, imprisonment for six years, gender reassignment surgery, and joint petition of the spouses for the dissolution of their marriage.
Dissolution of marriage meanwhile, could be filed based on the following grounds: when a joint petition is filed based on the grounds provided for absolute divorce; when one of the spouses has undergone a sex reassignment surgery; when the spouses have been living separately de facto for at least five years; when one of the spouses has contracted a bigamous marriage and when one of the spouses have been legally separated by a judicial decree for two years.
While she took the view that the man's second marriage could not be valid under Irish law while his first marriage remained intact, this did not signify that a bigamous marriage "can never have legal consequences here.
Denise Gough as Paula and Owen McDonnell as McArthur PAULA BBC2 9pm THE clues were there last week that this isn't your average 'one night stand gone bad', whether it was mysterious James' openly bigamous living situation, his hallucinations of terrifying ghost children, Paula's addict brother Callum who lives in a garage, the hints at abusive childhoods, or the horrifying violence inflicted on harmless Phil the PE teacher.
The clues were mysterious James's openly bigamous living situation, his hallucinations of terrifying ghost children, Paula's addict brother Callum who lives a garage, the hints at abusive childhoods and the horrifying violence inflicted on harmless Phil the PE teacher.
Denise Gough as Paula BBC2 9pm THE clues were there last week that this isn't your average "onenight stand gone bad", whether it was mysterious James' openly bigamous living situation, his hallucinations of terrifying ghost children, Paula's addict brother, Callum, who lives in a garage, the hints at abusive childhoods, or the horrifying violence inflicted on harmless Phil, the PE teacher.
Eltis' initial focus on melodrama is threaded throughout the book as a whole, as she discusses the obsessive repetitions of tropes of seduced heroines, bigamous wives, and criminal mothers, in a powerful account of the troubled side of nineteenth-century ideologies of gender.
AWOMAN has told of her shock after attending her father's "blessing" ceremony - and realising it was actually a bigamous wedding.
She refers to such marriages as bigamous, that is, marriages in which at least one of the partners was still legally married to a living spouse.
Self-interest came under many guises; from mothers and fathers warning children about inauspicious courtships; to family members trying to prevent bigamous marriages or intercede in abusive ones; to masters keeping close watch over the sexual behavior of servants and slaves.
At the time of the bigamous wedding, we had been married 17 years.