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Topic: CRIME

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: bigamia, from Latin bi- ( BI-) + Late Latin -gamia ( -GAMY)

bigamy

noun
     
big‧a‧my [uncountable]
SCC the crime of being married to two people at the same time [↪ monogamy, polygamy]
bigamist noun [countable]bigamous adjective
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