polyamorous

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The term dates from 1990 in an article by Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart, "A Bouquet of Lovers", a hybrid of the Greek poly for many and the Latin amor for love.

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polyamorous (comparative more polyamorous, superlative most polyamorous)

  1. Following one of various practices of having relationships with multiple partners, with the knowledge and consent of all involved.
  2. Having personal beliefs regarding relationships that are compatible with polyamory, regardless of one's experience or current practices.

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