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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In many cases, polygamous families' income lags behind that of the surrounding communities.
Overall, 78% of the wives were in monogamous marriages and 22% were in polygamous ones; nearly a quarter of those in polygamous relationships had more than one co-wife.
Overview of emotions experienced by women in a polygamous marriage:
1) Yet when a fire at a Bronx row house in March 2007 exposed Malian-born Moussa Magassa's polygamous family, the story barely registered in the national consciousness.
The church is a breakaway polygamous sect of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, based in the United States, where some members have been successfully prosecuted on charges related to polygamy.
Problems with polygamous and early marriages will be highlighted during a forum taking place at the Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Residence and Spa today, from 9.
Men by nature are polygamous, they have girlfriends and mistresses, they visit prostitutes--it is normal," says Rohaya.
Did these women--and did Mormon women--universally accept and enjoy life as polygamous wives?
I therefore suggest that the popularity of HIV arguments against the traditional, polygamous lifestyle is not based on scientific evidence but rather on a particular moral position.
In many cases, polygamous men must accommodate their spouses separately lest the ladies annoy each other.
She criticized the social conditions prevailing at that time, particularly the condition of native Javanese women, where she depicted from the sufferings of Javanese women fettered by tradition, unable to study, secluded and who must be prepared to participate in polygamous marriages with men they dont know.
But since the 1990s, a breakaway sect of polygamous Mormons in British Columbia has acted with impunity.