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1. bigamy

noun. the offense of marrying someone while you have a living spouse from whom no valid divorce has occurred.

Synonyms

  • regulatory offence
  • statutory offence
  • statutory offense

Antonyms

  • exogamy
  • disassortative mating
  • assortative mating
  • detribalisation

Etymology

  • bigamie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • bigamia (Latin)

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2. bigamy

noun. having two spouses at the same time.

Synonyms

  • matrimony
  • union
  • spousal relationship
  • marriage

Antonyms

  • disunion
  • separation
  • disassociation
  • disconnectedness

Etymology

  • bigamie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • bigamia (Latin)

Sentences with bigamy


1. Verb, past participle
Some of the most common grounds for an annulment are bigamy, insanity, fraud, duress, incapacity and inability to have sexual relations.

2. Adjective
This is bigamy, and it is a crime in every state.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Legally, bigamy means being married to two spouses at the same time, both of whom are alive.

4. Noun, plural
If you don’t annul your second marriage and your state does charge you with bigamy, you may have few options to prove your innocence.

5. Determiner
In some states, marrying when you're already married -- bigamy -- constitutes a void, not a voidable, marriage.

6. Verb, base form
There is no time limit annulling a marriage that’s illegal due to bigamy or the couple being closely related.

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