polygamist

polygamist

[puh-lig-uh-mist]
noun
a person who practices or favors polygamy.

Origin:
1630–40; polygam(y) + -ist

polygamistic, adjective
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polygamy (pəˈlɪɡəmɪ)
 
n
1.  polyandry Compare polygyny the practice of having more than one wife or husband at the same time
2.  a.  the condition of having male, female, and hermaphrodite flowers on the same plant
 b.  the condition of having these different types of flower on separate plants of the same species
3.  the practice in male animals of having more than one mate during one breeding season
 
[C16: via French from Greek polugamia from poly- + -gamy]
 
po'lygamist
 
n
 
po'lygamous
 
adj
 
po'lygamously
 
adv

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