polygyny

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In fact, in such a social state, polygyny can only constitute an exception.

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.

This polygyny, in turn, also finally recedes in favour of monogamy.

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

Among them, polygyny, together with other practices, has been introduced.

Polygyny is the rule and each wife is regarded as adding dignity to the household.

Strict monogamy seems to prevail even where, as among the Aeta, polygyny is not prohibited.

The marriage was arranged by the parents and polygyny was common where means would permit.

Polygyny was permitted, but relatives within certain degrees might not marry.

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