Meaning of polygamy

po•lyg•a•my

Pronunciation: (pu-lig'u-mē), [key]
— n.
  1. the practice or condition of having more than one spouse, esp. wife, at one time. Cf.(def. 1),(def. 1).
  2. the habit or system of mating with more than one individual, either simultaneously or successively.
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