bigamy

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big·a·my

 (bĭg′ə-mē)
n.
The criminal offense of marrying one person while still legally married to another.

[Middle English bigamie, from Old French, from Medieval Latin bigamia, from Late Latin bigamus, twice married : Latin bi-, two; see bi-1 + Greek gamos, marriage; see -gamous.]

big′a·mist n.

bigamy

(ˈbɪɡəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Law) the crime of marrying a person while one is still legally married to someone else
[C13: via French from Medieval Latin bigamus; see bi-1, -gamy]
ˈbigamist n
ˈbigamous adj
ˈbigamously adv

big•a•my

(ˈbɪg ə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
the act of marrying one person while still being legally married to another. Compare monogamy, polygamy (def. 1).
[1200–50; Middle English bigamie < Medieval Latin bigamia]

bigamy

the condition of having two spouses simultaneously. — bigamist, n. — bigamous, adj.
See also: Crime
the state or practice of being married to more than one wife or one husband at a time. — bigamist, n. — bigamous, adj.
See also: Marriage
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bigamy - having two spouses at the same timebigamy - having two spouses at the same time
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
marriage, matrimony, spousal relationship, wedlock, union - the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce); "a long and happy marriage"; "God bless this union"
2.bigamy - the offense of marrying someone while you have a living spouse from whom no valid divorce has occurredbigamy - the offense of marrying someone while you have a living spouse from whom no valid divorce has occurred
regulatory offence, regulatory offense, statutory offence, statutory offense - crimes created by statutes and not by common law
Translations
bigamie
bigami
bigámia
tvíkvæni
bigamiškasdvipatystėturinti du vyrusturintis dvi žmonas
bigāmija, divlaulība
bigamia
iki eşlilikiki karılı/kocalı olma

bigamy

[ˈbɪgəmɪ] Nbigamia f

bigamy

[ˈbɪgəmi] nbigamie fBig Apple n
the Big Apple → New York, la ville de New Yorkbig band
nbig band m
modif [music, sound] → de big band; [era] → des big bandsBig Bang n
the Big Bang → le big bangbig bang theory Big Bang theory nthéorie f du big bangbig business n
(= big companies) → les grandes entreprisesfplles grandes firmes fpl
to be big business (= profitable activity) → être un secteur lucratifbig cat n (lion, tiger)grand félin m, fauve mbig cheese ngros bonnet mbig city n
the big city (as place of opportunity)la grande villebig deal
n
(= important thing) → grosse affaire f
it's no big deal (= not difficult) → ce n'est pas la mer à boire
to make a big deal of sth → faire toute une affaire de qch
excl (= so what) → et après!big dipper nmontagnes fpl russesbig end n [car] → tête f de biellebig fish n (= important person) → gros poisson mbig game ngros gibier m

bigamy

nBigamie f

bigamy

[ˈbɪgəmɪ] nbigamia

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