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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We already established that many men are polygamous and most promiscuous.
A polygamous marriage entered into in another country by a person who is a Swedish citizen or Swedish resident should not normally be recognised in Sweden.
The following observation covers the aspects of polygamous marriage, traditional healing and initiation practices.
Thane (Maharashtra) [India] Jan 10 ( ANI ): A police constable in Thane was suspended after his wife claimed him of having polygamous marriages.
Iyus Yusuf Fasyiya, an Indonesian factory worker who has two wives, said he used the app to share tips with other users on how to maintain a polygamous marriage.
More so Esmaili, Sadrpushan and Gorji (2012) carried out a comparative study on the quality of life for men in monogamous and polygamous families and found out that the quality of life for men in monogamous families is better than that of those in polygamous families.
According to a 2013 Knesset report, some 30% of families in the Bedouin sector are polygamous, while other estimates place the figure as high as 35%.
It also cites official figures saying that polygamous relationships registered in Damascus have increased six-fold since 2010 .
And in Mizoram, India, Ziona Chana, 69, is head of a polygamous Christian sect.
"I have met people who grew up in polygamous families though, and their stories range from the joys of a big family, to jealousy amongst siblings and the sometimesthere-sometimes-not father."
CONTEXT FOR A CHALLENGE TO THE POLYGAMOUS IMMIGRANT BANS
THE MEN WITH MANY WIVES Channel 4, 10pm This revealing documentary explores the world of polygamous marriages among British Muslims.