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bigamy Explained

bigamy at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1250, from O.Fr. bigamie, from L.L. bigamus "twice married," from bi- "double" + Gk. gamos "marrying" (see gamete). /// "Bigamie is unkinde ?uing, On engleis tale, twie-wifing." [c.1250] ///

bigamy at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] [Date: 1200-1300; Language: Medieval Latin; Origin: bigamia, from Latin bi- ( BI-) + Late Latin -gamia ( -GAMY)]// the crime of being married to two people at the same time// monogamy, polygamy// -- bigamist n [C] -- bigamous adj //

BIGAMY at English => English (devils) Of Explained:

(something) overruled or changed
refuse to obey or comply
refuse to accept as final
remain unconvinced by

bigamy at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

20 Moby Thesaurus words for "bigamy":
beena marriage, common-law marriage, companionate marriage,
concubinage, deuterogamy, left-handed marriage, levirate,
leviration, love match, marriage of convenience, monandry,
monogamy, monogyny, morganatic marriage, picture marriage,
polyandry, polygamy, polygyny, trial marriage, trigamy

BIGAMY at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

to attract or catch an animal:
He baited the trap with a piece of meat.
2 to deliberately try to make sb angry by making cruel or insulting remarks:
The soldiers remained calm even though the crowd was baiting them.
3 (- baiting) (in compound nouns) the activity of attacking a wild animal with dogs:
bear-baiting * badger-baitingnoun
[U] a thick woollen fabric that is usually green, used especially for covering card tables and BILLIARD, SNOOKER or POOL tablesverb
1 ~ sth (for sb) | ~ (sb) sth to cook food in an oven without extra fat or liquid; to be cooked in this way:
[VN] baked potatoes * [VN, VNN] I'm baking a birthday cake for Alex. * I'm baking Alex a cake. * [V] the delicious smell of baking bread
2 to become or to make sth become hard by heating:
[V] The bricks are left in the kiln to bake. * [VN-ADJ] The sun had baked the ground hard. [also VN]
3 [V] (informal) to be or become very hot:
We sat baking in the sun.
see also HALF-BAKEDnoun
(AmE) = BAKERY(AmE also Boston baked beans) noun
[pl.] small white beans cooked in a tomato sauce and usually sold in cansnoun
[U] a type of hard plastic, often dark brown, used in the past for electrical equipment, etc.noun

1 a person whose job is baking and selling bread and cakes

2 (baker's) (plural bakers) (BrE) a shop that sells bread and cakes:
I'm just going to the baker's.


a baker's dozen (old-fashioned) 13noun
(plural bakeries) (AmE also bake shop) a place where bread and cakes are made and/or soldnoun, adjective
noun [U] the process of cooking using dry heat in an oven:
a baking dish / sheet / tin
adjective (also baking hot) extremely hot:
We waited for hours in the baking sun.noun
[U] a mixture of powders that are used to make cakes rise and become light as they are bakednoun
a small sheet of metal used for baking food on(also balaclava helmet) noun
(especially BrE) a type of woollen hat that covers most of the head,

Bigamy at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Bigamy \Big"a*my\, n. [OE. bigamie, fr. L. bigamus twice
married; bis twice + Gr. ? marriage; prob. akin to Skt.
j[=a]mis related, and L. gemini twins, the root meaning to
bind, join: cf. F. bigamie. Cf. {Digamy}.] (Law)
The offense of marrying one person when already legally
married to another. --Wharton.

Note: It is not strictly correct to call this offense bigamy:
it more properly denominated polygamy, i. e., having a
plurality of wives or husbands at once, and in several
statutes in the United States the offense is classed
under the head of polygamy. In the canon law bigamy was
the marrying of two virgins successively, or one after
the death of the other, or once marrying a widow. This
disqualified a man for orders, and for holding
ecclesiastical offices. Shakespeare uses the word in
the latter sense. --Blackstone. --Bouvier.

Base declension and loathed bigamy. --Shak.

bigamy at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: having two spouses at the same time
2: the offense of marrying someone while you have a living
spouse from whom no valid divorce has occurred

bigamy at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » bigamie|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » bigamia|lang=la, Inter: term » bigamus||twice married|lang=la, from Inter: term » bis||twice|lang=la + Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » γάμος|tr=gamos||marriage|lang=grc.


* Inter: IPA » /ˈbɪɡəmi/


Inter: en-noun » bigamies
  • The state of having two (legal or illegal) spouses simultaneously
    1. Inter: ecclesiastica » l A second marriage


      * Inter: sense » a second marriage digamy, deuterogamy


      Inter: trans-top » the state of having two (legal or illegal) spouses simultaneously

  • Arabic: Inter: qualifier » polyandry Inter: t- » ar|تعدد الأزواج|m|tr=ta3áddud al-'azwaaj, Inter: qualifier » polygyny Inter: t- » ar|تعدد الزوجات|m|tr=ta3addud al-zawjaat
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|двуженство
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|bigàmia|f
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|重婚|tr=chónghūn|sc=Hani
  • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|bigami
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|bigamio
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|bigamie|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Bigamie|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|重婚|tr=じゅうこん, jūkon

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|divlaulība
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|двобрачност|f|tr=dvóbračnost|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » mk|двоженство|n|tr=dvóženstvo|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » mk|бигамија|f|tr=bigamíja|sc=Cyrl
    • Persian: Inter: qualifier » two wives Inter: t- » fa|دو زن داری|tr=dô zan dâri|sc=fa-Arab
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|bigamia|f
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|bigamia|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|bigamie
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|двоежёнство|n|tr=dvoježónstvo, Inter: t+ » ru|бигамия|f|tr=bigamíja
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|dà-chèileachas|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|bigami
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t+ » uk|бігамія|f|sc=Cyrl

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » a second marriage
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|втори брак

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|bigàmia|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » sh: Inter: t- » sh|dvoženstvo|n|alt=dvòžēnstvo, Inter: t- » sh|bigamija|f|alt=bigàmija

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    * bigamist
    • bigamous

      Related terms

      * monogamy
    • polygamy

      See also

      * bi-
    • -gamy
    • polyamory
    • polyandry
    • polygyny
    • plural marriage

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    Category: Category:en:Marriage -
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