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synonyms for polygyny

  • bigamy
  • polyandry
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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
Indeed, this is what has almost universally happened wherever pure polygyny prevails.
ELEMENTS OF FOLK PSYCHOLOGYWILHELM WUNDT
In the northerly regions, where immigration and racial fusion have played a greater rle, both monogamy and polygyny may be found.
ELEMENTS OF FOLK PSYCHOLOGYWILHELM WUNDT
The same is true of America and of Africa, monogamy decidedly predominating in the former and polygyny in the latter.
ELEMENTS OF FOLK PSYCHOLOGYWILHELM WUNDT
The toleration of polygyny, or common polygamy, is a vexed question everywhere.
GREATER BRITAINCHARLES WENTWORTH DILKE
Neither polygyny nor polyandry were universal, even where they were a frequent practice.
SOCIETYHENRY KALLOCH ROWE
Polyandry prevails among one people or at one time, polygyny prevails among another people or at another time.
CIVILISATION: ITS CAUSE AND CUREEDWARD CARPENTER
This polygyny, in turn, also finally recedes in favour of monogamy.
ELEMENTS OF FOLK PSYCHOLOGYWILHELM WUNDT
It is obviously nothing but a combination of polyandry and polygyny.
ELEMENTS OF FOLK PSYCHOLOGYWILHELM WUNDT
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WORDS RELATED TO POLYGYNY

  • bigamy
  • polyandry
  • polygyny
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