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polygamist

A polygamist is a person who has more than one spouse, such as a polygamist who has three wives and 15 children.

Having more than one spouse, a polygamist is a busy person. Polygamist comes from the Greek: poly- means "many" and gamos means "marriage." So by definition, a polygamist can be a man with multiple wives or a woman with multiple husbands. The thing to remember is that the marriages are on-going. A person who gets a divorce and is later remarried is not a polygamist.

Definitions of polygamist
  1. noun
    someone who is married to two or more people at the same time
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    types:
    polyandrist
    a woman with two or more husbands
    polygynist
    a man with two or more wives
    type of:
    better half, married person, mate, partner, spouse
    a person's partner in marriage
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