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polyandry

noun as in polygamy

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They practice polyandry.258 Infanticide was frequent among them until suppressed under the action of Government.

In Polynesia, where polyandry was very prevalent, this custom was at one time fairly rampant.

Under such circumstances the custom of polyandry is intelligible without further explanation.

It is everywhere set aside, to a greater or less extent, in favour of the two forms of polygamy—polygyny and polyandry.

Hence the original form of polygamy was probably not polygyny—the only form, practically, that later occurs—but polyandry.

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On this page you'll find 3 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to polyandry, such as: bigamy, and polygyny.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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