group-marriage

group marriage

noun
(among primitive peoples) a form of marriage in which a group of males is united with a group of females to form a single conjugal unit.
Also called communal marriage.


Origin:
1895–1900

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group marriage
 
n
an arrangement in which several males live together with several females, forming a conjugal unit

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