What is it called having more than one wife?
hm....i think its wives...but its ALSO CALLED CHEATING!
Generally cheating defined as engaging in a relationship with another person without the consent of the original partner. By this the status of polygamy as cheating would depend on the original partner not knowing about it or knowing about it and not acquiescing to it. In countries where polygamy is legal, it is considered fairly normal. Even then though, if the first spouse doesn't approve it could be argued that it is still cheating even if it is legal. Makes the situation pretty sad where the local culture or religion doesn't give the woman any say in such matters.
The practice of having more than one wife is called polygamy or bigamy.
This is known as polygyny and is actually illegal in the USA
Having more than one spouse is called polygamy. More specifically, having more than one wife is polygyny and more than one husband is polyandry. Polygamy is illegal in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe but is allowed in some African, Middle Eastern, and Asian countries. Despite the fact that it is illegal, many still choose to practice it in secret. Most likely there are at least a handful of polygamists in every state of… Read More
The practice of having more than one spouse is called polygamy. Specifically, having more than one wife is called polygyny and more than one husband is called polyandry. Polygamy is not a religion itself, but it is a feature of many religions and cultures. Polygamy is accepted and practiced by many in Islam, and there are a handful of Christians who practice polygamy as well. Polygamy was practiced by many of the prophets of the… Read More
Definition of Polygamy The condition or practice of having more than one spouse at one time. Also called plural marriage. Zoology. A mating pattern in which a single individual mates with more than one individual of the opposite sex. In the English language, polygamy is the practice of having more than one spouse at the same time. the practice of having more than one wife
Bigamy (from Greek bi- two and gamos married) or polygamy (from poly- many and gamos married)
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It is NOT legal to have more than one wife. That is called bigamy.
The practice of having more than one spouse is called Polygamy. When a man has more than one wife, this is referred to as Polygyny and is the most common form of Polygamy. The much rarer form of Polygamy where a woman has more than one husband is called Polyandry, therefor the definition for a woman which more than one husband is a Polyandrist.
The legal term is bigamy (more than one spouse), while the technical term is polygamy. More specifically, more than one wife is polygyny.
His insanity was to be blamed for the sacrilege he committed. Having more than one wife is bigamy; having more than one husband is pure insanity.
The practice is called bigamy. It is a specific case of polygamy, which means having more than one spouse at the same time (an illegal practice in the US). The gender specific terms are polygyny for having more than one wife, and polyandry for having more than one husband. Some societies and religions allow men to have several wives, and historically some societies permitted multiple husbands.
Yes, he can to marry more than once to unlimited number of marriages but not having more 4 wives at a time. Having more than wife is subject to conditions and certain rules and that is why it is exception and not general rule.
In most modern Western cultures, it is not legal to be married to more then one person at a time. It must be kept in mind however that there are other society's in the world where having more then one wife is not illegal and the number of women you can take as wife is limited to what you can afford. This is not cheating this is just the way it is. even in a… Read More
no, but a Muslim can. it is illegal if you are christian.
Polygamy is when one partner of one sex is married to more than one partner of the other sex. There are two forms of polygamy: polyandry - which is when one woman is married to multiple men - and polygyny - which is when one man is married to multiple women. Most people imply polygyny when they say polygamy since polygyny is much more common at present and historically than polyandry.
It's called "Kim" but he might have more than 1.
No. Having more than one wife is not legal anywhere in the US.
Polygamy is having more than one spouse at a time. Usually it is referring to a man having more than one lawful wife (Polygyny), it can however refer to a woman having more than one husband (Polyandry). In so called civilized countries it is against the law to have more than one spouse at any given time. Though the practice of having more than one wife may be acceptable in some cultures, and it might… Read More
There is no New Testament text that tells of God giving any man more than one wife. New Testament books specifically refer to a Christian man, and elders and bishops having one wife.
Yes, he was very into having many women to 'use' at any time
if he has 2 wives then he would be called as bigamist and if he has more than two then polygamist
Having more than one wife is ok, but only 4, before in the time of the prophet people used to have more than 10 wives so Islam has actually lowered it to 4 wives. "Marry women of your choice, two, or three, or four; but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one." [Al-Qur'an 4:3]
Jesus did not agree with adultery or divorce either. So he did not support people having two wives.
He's somewhat vain, in assuming that having Portia as his wife is "no more than he deserves."
No. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) banned the practice of polygamy (having more than one wife) over 120 years ago, in 1890. Anyone found entering into a polygamous marriage today is excommunicated from the church. Mormons do, however, believe that a man can be remarried after a divorce or death of his wife. In this way, a man can have more than one wife throughout his lifetime, just not… Read More
No because bigamy is the act of having two 'wives' not screwing more than just the wife you have....
From an Islamic perspective, there is a difference between adultery and having more than one wife. Adultery is having an illicit relationship with a person married to someone else whereas having more than one wife is polygamy. Polygamy is not against the laws of God. In the Bible there are many instances of polygamy. Prophet Abraham (may peace be upon him) had two wives. The Koran says that a man can marry up to four… Read More
Yes. Anyone who has more than one spouse at a time is considered a polygamist.
Well, back then, they had a different life style and having more than wife/husband was a part of it.
Plural marriage means polygamy or polygyny. Basically, it can mean, for example, having more than one wife.
Technically bigamy is the word for having two wives at the one time, but most people use it also to refer to having two husbands at the one time. Polygamy is the word for having more than one wife at the one time. Polyandry is the word for having more than one husband at the one time.
Monogamy is the practice of being married to only one person at any one time. Polygamy is the practice of having more than one spouse--usually, though not exclusively this involves men having more than one wife at a time. Therefore, a monogamous family is one in which the husband and wife are in a monogamous relationship. In other words, they are married to one another exclusively.
No, Thomas Jefferson did not have more than one wife!
The husband was with his family more than his wife
No. My wife had a miscarriage and she said it was just like having a very heavy period with more than normal cramps.
Most people do not hate Mormons, the Osmonds are very popular Mormons singing family. The State of Utah hosted the Winter Olympics a few years ago. Some people do dislike the idea of a man having more than one wife at a time (or the idea of a woman having more than one husband at a time), and some Mormons men have more than one wife. On the whole Mormons who have one spouse at… Read More
Having two wives at one time is "bigamy" (illegal in the US, but common in some societies). The general word for having more than one wife is polygamy.
It was never legal to have more than one wife in England.
No they do not allow men to have more than one wife.
The word is bigamy. (having two spouses at the same time). The legal definition isn't limited to two; it's defined as more than one spouse. The term for having more than one spouse is polygamy, and is a feature found in many societies, past and present. The gender specific terms are polygyny (more than one wife) and polyandry (more than one husband, a much rarer situation).
Having more than wife is called polygamy. Polygamy was very much spread before with unlimited number of wives. Islam religion, per Quran revelation to prophet Muhammad, limited number of wives to a husband by four. However, there are conditions for a a Muslim man to have more than wife, mainly He should have approval of his former wife (or wives) before marrying another wife. He should treat them equally in housing, spending, sexual affairs, and… Read More
It all depends on the society around the place/community. In some cultures and religion (Islam as example), to have more than one wife is accepted (the rule is that You have to have the economy to have more than one wife, and the maximum is 4, but you can read more about that another time). While in western countries, having more than 1 wife is "abnormal". It can also be like the hijab. For the… Read More
Polygamy is having more than one spouse. It usually refers to a man with more than one wife. How it works is up to the individual family. Sometimes all the wives and children will share one house, and other times each wife has her own house and the husband comes to visit.
Mormans usually take on this tradition. =========================== The practice of having more than one wife (or husband) is known as bigamy (from bi- (two, twice) + Greek -gamos (marriage)), or polygamy (from Greek polys, poleia, poly (much) and gamos (marriage); polugamos 'often marrying'.
Yes, there are. You are not to have more than 1 wife at a time.
In the US it is, because it's illegal, and we are called upon to submit to lawful authority.
It was only ok to have more than one wife if she had less than 20 toes. Then your other wife... or other two or three... etc. wives would add it up to 20. The rules are you can be married to 20 toes. == Because society said it was. People make the rules, and they can change them. Societies develop due to what works for them. In the ancient past, women were far more… Read More
In the movie Shakespeare in Love he is shown having an affair with a woman called Viola de Lesseps. But that movie is a fiction--there never was such a woman, and there is no reason whatsoever to believe that Shakespeare was ever in love with anyone other than his wife.
The bible does not justify polygamy in any place, it merely sites examples of it in some of the older stories.