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synonyms for polyandry

  • bigamy
  • polygyny
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How to use polyandry in a sentence

They practice polyandry.258 Infanticide was frequent among them until suppressed under the action of Government.
RECOLLECTIONS OF THIRTY-NINE YEARS IN THE ARMYCHARLES ALEXANDER GORDON
In Polynesia, where polyandry was very prevalent, this custom was at one time fairly rampant.
ELEMENTS OF FOLK PSYCHOLOGYWILHELM WUNDT
Under such circumstances the custom of polyandry is intelligible without further explanation.
ELEMENTS OF FOLK PSYCHOLOGYWILHELM WUNDT
It is everywhere set aside, to a greater or less extent, in favour of the two forms of polygamy—polygyny and polyandry.
ELEMENTS OF FOLK PSYCHOLOGYWILHELM WUNDT
Hence the original form of polygamy was probably not polygyny—the only form, practically, that later occurs—but polyandry.
ELEMENTS OF FOLK PSYCHOLOGYWILHELM WUNDT
Notwithstanding their hard life the people are cheerful and fairly well off, for polyandry has prevented overcrowding.
THE PANJAB, NORTH-WEST FRONTIER PROVINCE, AND KASHMIRSIR JAMES MCCRONE DOUIE
This is adelphic polyandry, Mr. Howitt calls it "group marriage."
THE SECRET OF THE TOTEMANDREW LANG
I don't really know any people personally who go in for polyandry, but I've met three casually.
THE SYNDICC.M. KORNBLUTH
In islands, as in unproductive highlands where hunger stalks abroad, marriage readily takes the form of polyandry.
INFLUENCES OF GEOGRAPHIC ENVIRONMENTELLEN CHURCHILL SEMPLE
Scarcity of women gives rise to polyandry in Tahiti,999 and consigns one woman to four or five men.
INFLUENCES OF GEOGRAPHIC ENVIRONMENTELLEN CHURCHILL SEMPLE
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WORDS RELATED TO POLYANDRY

  • bigamy
  • polyandry
  • polygyny
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