adelphogamy

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adelphogamy

the form of marriage in which brothers have a common wife or wives. — adelphogamic, adj.
See also: Marriage
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First, I will briefly describe the practice of fraternal polyandry in Tibet, identifying its central features and also teasing out the principal reasons why this form of marriage has continued into the twenty-first century.
First of all, and most importantly, the only common form of polyandry in Tibet is fraternal polyandry, wherein multiple brothers share a single wife.
Fraternal polyandry occurs when multiple brothers share a common wife.
In fraternal polyandry, all the brothers in one generation share a common wife.