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polyandry

[ pol-ee-an-dree, pol-ee-an- ]SEE DEFINITION OF polyandry

Synonyms for polyandry

  • bigamy
  • polygyny
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Polyandry must have been common at one time in southern India.

Polyandry is a survival of the group-marriage of the mother-age.

Polyandry, or the marriage of one female with several males.

Therefore, where polyandry is in the mores, women who comply with it are not unchaste.

What has monogamy or polygamy or polyandry to do with this matter?

Another variety of marriage that has been less common than polygyny is polyandry.

That polygyny is better than polyandry may be concluded from its effects.

The Kotas as a rule have only one wife, and polyandry is unknown among them.

It is obviously nothing but a combination of polyandry and polygyny.

Polygamy was permitted, but polyandry was regarded as an unpardonable offence.

WORD ORIGIN

1767, nativized form of polyandria. Related: Polyandrist.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR POLYANDRY

polygamy

nounplural marriage
  • bigamy
  • polyandry
  • polygyny
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