bigamous

bigamously, adv.
/big"euh meuhs/, adj.
1. having two wives or husbands at the same time; guilty of bigamy.
2. involving bigamy.
[1860-65; < LL bigamus, equiv. to bi- BI-1 + Gk -gamos -GAMOUS]

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  • bigamous — big·a·mous / bi gə məs/ adj 1: guilty of bigamy a bigamous spouse 2: involving bigamy a bigamous marriage Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Bigamous — Big a*mous, a. Guilty of bigamy; involving bigamy; as, a bigamous marriage. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bigamous — (adj.) 1690s; see BIGAMY (Cf. bigamy) + OUS (Cf. ous) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bigamous — [big′əməs] adj. [LL bigamus] 1. constituting or involving bigamy 2. guilty of bigamy bigamously adv …   English World dictionary

  • bigamous — adjective Date: 1851 1. guilty of bigamy < a bigamous man > 2. involving bigamy < a bigamous marriage > • bigamously adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bigamous — [[t]bɪ̱gəməs[/t]] ADJ A bigamous marriage is one in which one of the partners is already legally married to someone else …   English dictionary

  • bigamous — bigamy ► NOUN ▪ the offence of marrying someone while already married to another person. DERIVATIVES bigamist noun bigamous adjective. ORIGIN Old French bigamie, from BI (Cf. ↑bi ) + Greek gamos married …   English terms dictionary

  • bigamous — adjective /ˈbɪɡəməs/ a) involving bigamy b) guilty of bigamy …   Wiktionary

  • bigamous — big·a·mous || bɪgÉ™mÉ™s adj. pertaining to or characterized by bigamy (marriage to two or more spouses at one time) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bigamous — big·a·mous …   English syllables

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