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Bigamy
Bigamist • Polyandry
Dictionaries
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bigamy
Bigamy. Marrying for a second time while still legally married to another.See Marriage, Marriage Customs.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bigamy
BIGAMY* Marriage to a second wife while still legally married to another. See Marriage, Marriage Customs.
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
bigamy
bigamy. (1) A ‘second marriage’ contracted by a person whose ‘first’ husband or wife is still alive, when the ‘first’ marriage has not been declared null. The traditional view of the W. Church is that such a union is no marriage. English civil law takes the same view if a divorce has not been obtained,
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Bigamist
Bigamist and Bigamy.—The term applied to a person who has committed the crime of bigamy, that is, who has more than one wife or husband at the same time. In Canon Law a bigamist is defined as one who has married two wives successively, or who, having been married but once, has married a widow. In both
Pocket Dictionary of Ethics
Bigamy
bigamy. The condition of being married to two spouses simultaneously. Hence it includes the situation in which a person marries while a previous *marriage is still legally binding. Although this practice is illegal in Western countries influenced by Christianity, people groups in other parts of the world