polygyny

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From Ancient Greek πολύ (polú, many) + γυνή (gunḗ, woman, wife).

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  • IPA(key): /pəˈlɪdʒɪnɪ/

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polygyny (plural polygynies)

  1. The state or practice of having several wives at the same time; plurality of wives; marriage to several wives - H. Spencer

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