At the time, polygamy was the norm in Arab tribal society, and marrying widows and divorcées was a noble thing to do.
The parallel drawn between gay marriage and polygamy has been made before.
This must have made things even worse back when polygamy was permitted in China, until 1949.
Many other revelations followed, including the most notorious of all: the one advocating “plural marriage,” or polygamy.
polygamy is acceptable, especially because it is only the men who are Gods.
To visit the penitentiary, where thirty Mormon bishops are imprisoned for polygamy.
polygamy is practised in these regions in its utmost latitude.
polygamy is allowed, and many well-to-do persons have more than one wife.
Polygymy or polygamy, or the marriage of one male with several females.
He might as well be charged with polygamy because he addressed so many persons as "my wife" or "ma femme."
1590s, from Late Latin polygamia, from Late Greek polygamia "polygamy," from polygamos "often married," from polys "many" + gamos "marriage" (see gamete). Not etymologically restricted to marriage of one man and multiple women (technically polygyny), but often used as if it were. Related: Polygamist.
The practice of having several wives or husbands at the same time. (Compare monogamy.)