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digamy

[dig-uh-mee] /ˈdɪg ə mi/
noun
1.
a second marriage, after the death or divorce of the first husband or wife; deuterogamy.
Compare monogamy (def 3).
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; < Late Latin digamia < Greek digamía, equivalent to di- di-1 + -gamia -gamy
Related forms
digamous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for digamous

digamy

/ˈdɪɡəmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
a second marriage contracted after the termination of the first by death or divorce Also called deuterogamy Compare bigamy
Derived Forms
digamist, noun
digamous, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin digamia, from Greek, from di1 + gamos marriage
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