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dig′a·mous (-məs) adj.
n, pl -mies
(Sociology) a second marriage contracted after the termination of the first by death or divorce. Also called: deuterogamy Compare bigamy
[C17: from Late Latin digamia, from Greek, from di1 + gamos marriage]
dig•a•my(ˈdɪg ə mi)
n., pl. -mies.
a second marriage after the death or divorce of the first spouse. Compare monogamy (def. 3).
a second legal marriage after the termination of a first marriage by death or divorce. Also called deuterogamy. — digamist, n. — digamous, adj.See also: Marriage