Polygamy – Introduction

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Polygamy is a form of marriage:

Polygny is the condition or practice of having more than one wife at one time.

Polyandry is the condition or practice of having more than one husband at one time.

Polygamy is a “marriage in which a spouse of either sex may have more than one mate at the same time .”

The term plural marriage is used as a synonym for any of the above.

The term polyamory refers to an intimate, romantic relationship that involves more than two people – with the full knowledge and consent of all partners involved.

Bigamy is “the act of entering into a marriage with one person while still legally married to another.” .

This entry addresses polygamy. It is included in Apologetics Index because some people practice polygamy for religious reasons.


  1. Roxanne May 3, 2008
  2. apologeticsindex.org May 31, 2008
  3. apologeticsindex.org May 31, 2008
This post was last updated: Mar. 30, 2012