polygamist


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po·lyg·a·mist

 (pə-lĭg′ə-mĭst)
n.
One who practices polygamy.
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Noun1.polygamist - someone who is married to two or more people at the same time
polyandrist - a woman with two or more husbands
polygynist - a man with two or more wives
better half, married person, partner, spouse, mate - a person's partner in marriage
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polygamist

[pɒˈlɪgəmɪst] Npolígamo m
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polygamist

nPolygamist(in) m(f)
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References in classic literature ?
Ra Vatu was coming into the church, not merely as a converted heathen, but as a converted polygamist as well.
He was not by nature a polygamist, and he was appalled at the possibilities of the situation.
There were many women, which was easily accounted for by the "peculiar institution" of the Mormons; but it must not be supposed that all the Mormons are polygamists. They are free to marry or not, as they please; but it is worth noting that it is mainly the female citizens of Utah who are anxious to marry, as, according to the Mormon religion, maiden ladies are not admitted to the possession of its highest joys.
(11.) See Alexandre, supra note 10, at 1462 (stating that polygamist Mormons and Muslims are viewed as the two most extreme departures from the idea of the traditional American family); Maura Strassberg, The Crime of Polygamy, 12 Temp.
Six years after Texas officials removed hundreds of children from their polygamist parents, state and local authorities seized the sprawling 1,700-acre Yearning For Zion Ranch this week outside Eldorado, bringing to a close a bizarre chapter involving fundamentalist Mormons whose leaders were eventually convicted for their participation in marriages to teen girls.
Kristyn Decker left an unhappy polygamist marriage and now leads an organization, Sound Choices Coalition; she is also a second cousin by blood and an aunt by marriage to Christine Brown, one of the wives.
(212) But many, and perhaps most, polygamist marriages in the United States fit into the hub-and-spoke model, making this a practical and logical underlying assumption.
"My dad's dad was not a polygamist. My dad grew up in a family with a mom and a dad, a few brothers and one sister," CBS News quoted Romney, as saying.
Discovery of an old cultural taboo, polygamy, is the theme of "The Lonely Polygamist".
Mrs Hynes' argument is in defence of open-air funeral pyres, but equally it could be used by Jivaro Indians demanding the right to wear, in public, necklaces of shrunken heads while celebrating a polygamist wedding ceremony.
THE father of Apprentice star Yasmina Siadatan is a polygamist with THREE WIVES and TWELVE CHILDREN.
His father was really a Kenyan polygamist alcoholic.