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- The state or practice of having several wives at the same time; plurality of wives; marriage to several wives.
- 1883, Herbert Spencer, The Principles of Sociology, page 685:
- We may infer that in most cases where polygyny exists, monogamy co-exists to a greater extent, and in all other cases to a considerable extent.
- The condition of an ant colony that has multiple egg-laying queens.
plurality of wives at the same time