trigamy

trigamy

[trig-uh-mee]
noun
1.
the state of having three wives or three husbands at one time.
2.
the state of having been lawfully married to three wives or three husbands at different times.

Origin:
1605–15; < Late Latin trigamia < Greek trigamía, equivalent to trígam(os) thrice-married + -ia -y3. See tri-, -gamy

trigamist, noun
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