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Can a man get married to two woman?

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December 27, 2010 5:40AM

No. In Western countries you can only be married to one person at a time.

In the United States, a man marrying two different women at the same time is a crime called "bigamy". The second marriage is legally void, but the attempt itself is criminal.

"Polygamy" is the generic word for a situation when one man is married to more than one woman. The word for one woman marrying more than one man at once is "polyandry".