polygamous

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polygamous

[pə′lig·ə·məs]
(botany)
Having both perfect and imperfect flowers on the same plant.
(vertebrate zoology)
Having more than one mate at one time.
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Recognizing the profound injustice that results when women are forcibly estranged from their families, Canada has established a system of discretionary workarounds and rhetorical distinctions to mitigate the kinds of harms that the United States' policies impose on polygamously married immigrant women.
Opponents claimed she had proven how Javanese women ultimately followed the exigencies of tradition (adat) in that she had married polygamously and died in childbirth.
Thereafter most cases in conflict with federal law concerned men who had married polygamously before 1890.
Clearly, not only an acceptance of polygamy but also a belief in male entitlement has induced large numbers of men and women in South Africa to condone an important older man, a paterfamilias, married polygamously to several women, in his laying claim to the body of a young woman who happened to be staying in his house.