trigamy


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trigamy

(ˈtrɪɡəmɪ)
n
(Sociology) the condition of having three spouses at once

trigamy

the condition of having three spouses simultaneously. — trigamous, adj.
See also: Crime
the condition of having three spouses, especially in the criminal sense of having them simultaneously. — trigamous, adj.
See also: Marriage
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A mistake in taste for which the wisdom of the future will adjudge a punishment called trigamy.
But still everyone is very helpful - I am beginning seriously to consider trigamy rather than just dull old bigamy.
Although Flournoy's life history included time in institutions for the Deaf and 'insane asylums,' it also included efforts to sell a cure for the common cold, to be appointed 'ambassador' to the Mormons, and to advocate for a variety of causes including the expulsion of all African Americans, the establishment of a white colony for Deaf Americans in the West, and the moral superiority of 'trigamy'--each man having three wives.