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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Nevertheless, he accepts the argument submitted by the Attorneys General that there is great potential for Muslim polygamous families to immigrate, thereby increasing the number of polygamous families living within Canada.
198) The 1951 Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act of (1951) in force in Sri Lanka requires public notice of polygamous marriage in a conspicuous place of the existing wife and the new wife, but no requirements exist to obtain the first wife's permission.
6) Scholars have generally ignored analyzing the operation of other generally applicable laws to polygamous families.
Husbands and wives were asked about their demographic characteristics, fertility history, fertility desires, perceptions of spousal fertility desires and contraceptive use; men in polygamous marriages answered these questions separately for each wife.
The Department for Work and Pensions in the UK admitted the loophole, but claimed that there were fewer than 50 polygamous families claiming benefits.
Overview of emotions experienced by women in a polygamous marriage:
She is herself in a polygamous marriage, as the second of her husband's two wives.
And they maintain that women in polygamous situations become subservient to men.
Summary: QALUIBIA - Police have unravelled the mystery behind the death of a polygamous maa'-zoun (a marriage registrar), who has been found bludgeoned to death in his house on Monday, security sources said on Wednesday.
Before white settlement, Native peoples in western Canada were polygamous, yet they were not alone.
According to the Attorney General's Office, the embattled leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - the polygamous Mormon breakaway sect whose Eldorado ranch was raided by child welfare officials in 2008 - is in San Angelo.
This could also expand in scope to include members of polygamous Muslim communities.