bigamy, or having multiple active marriage licenses, is a third-degree felony in Utah.
But Tuesday it turned out that one congressman may have ties to a far more exotic crime; bigamy.
But, according to Florida law, that would qualify as bigamy.
The LDS renounced polygamy long ago in response to bigamy laws, and doesn't recognize any splinter groups that practice polygamy.
But there's a law in this land to punish bigamy; and I'll have him up for bigamy the moment he's back from his wedding tour.'
When you accuse my wife of bigamy that is not quarrelling with me!
It becomes remarkable for its progress in mechanical arts, and for the first example of bigamy.
Not a bit of it Let her contract a new marriage, and the law will indict her for bigamy.
Had he been found out during his lifetime, he would have been tried for bigamy, convicted, and punished accordingly.
Her bigamy may have been innocent, or at least, an unavoidable accident.
"state of having two wives or husbands at the same time," mid-13c., from Old French bigamie (13c.), from Church Latin bigamia, from Late Latin bigamus "twice married," a hybrid from bi- "double" (see bi-) + Greek gamos "marrying" (see gamete). The Greek word was digamos "twice married."
Bigamie is unkinde ðing, On engleis tale, twie-wifing. [c.1250]In Middle English, also of two successive marriages or marrying a widow.