trigamy

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From Ancient Greek τρίγαμος (trígamos), from τρία (tría, three) + γάμος (gámos, marriage). Synchronically, tri- +‎ -gamy.

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trigamy (countable and uncountable, plural trigamies)

  1. The state of having three (legal or illegal) spouses simultaneously.
  2. (ecclesiastical) A third marriage.

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