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1. Marriage with a second wife or husband during the lifetime of the first; the crime of having two wives or husbands at the same time.
2. The crime of marrying someone while being legally married to someone else.
3. In law, the criminal offense of willfully and knowingly contracting a second marriage (or going through the form of a second marriage) while the first marriage, to the knowledge of the offender, is still subsisting and undissolved. The state of a man who has two wives, or of a woman who has two husbands, living at the same time.
4. Bigamus seu trigamus, etc., est qui diversis temporibus et successive duas seu tres uxores habuit (A bigamus or trigamus, etc., is one who at different times and successively has married two or three wives).
This entry is located in the following units: bi-, bin-, bino-, bis- (page 4) gamo-, gam-, -gamy, -gamous + (page 2)
bigamy (lexicomedy)
Having one spouse too many and there are some who believe that monogamy is the same.
This entry is located in the following units: bi-, bin-, bino-, bis- (page 4) Dictionary with a Touch of Humor (page 2)
bigamy, monogamy, polygamy
bigamy (BIG uh mee) (noun)
The act of being married to two spouses at the same time: The women were horrified to realize they were the victims of bigamy when they discovered they were both married to the same man!
monogamy (muh NAHG uh mee) (noun)
Marriage to only one person at a time: In many cultures, monogamy is the typical practice of marriage with just one spouse at a time.
polygamy (puh LIG uh mee) (noun)
Plural marriage; having more than one wife or husband at the same time: Occasionally there are articles in the newspapers about obscure religious groups that practice polygamy; for example, one man with thirteen wives.

Bigamy is proof that two rites make a wrong.

—Evan Esar

Monogamy is a monopoly.


The media headlines about marriage lifestyles were rampant, exclaiming that those who practiced either bigamy or polygamy were carrying things too far. There was no mention about the success of monogamy.