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bigamous

[big-uh-muh s] /ˈbɪg ə məs/
adjective
1.
having two wives or husbands at the same time; guilty of bigamy.
2.
involving bigamy.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < Late Latin bigamus, equivalent to bi- bi-1 + Greek -gamos -gamous
Related forms
bigamously, adverb
unbigamous, adjective
unbigamously, adverb
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Examples from the web for bigamous
  • Legitimacy of children when either party to bigamous marriage marries in good faith.
  • However, if a bigamous common-law marriage is involved and the parties were aware of the impediment, a new agreement is necessary.
Word Origin and History for bigamous
adj.

1690s; see bigamy + -ous.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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