American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Involving bigamy.
- adj. Guilty of bigamy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to bigamy; guilty of bigamy; involving bigamy: as, a bigamous marriage.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Guilty of bigamy; involving bigamy.
- adj. of illegal marriage to a second person while legally married to a first
- bi- + -gamous (Wiktionary)
“Hadn't you best leave well alone?' said I; 'for I declare till this moment I hadn't dreamed that another such woman as yourself existed in the world, and it gives me a kind of bigamous feeling which I can't say I find altogether unpleasant.”
“Agent reports flooded into bureau offices complaining that the freed men and women persisted in “the disgusting practice of living together as man and wife without proper marriage,” “living together and calling themselves man and wife as long as it conveniently suits them,” and maintaining bigamous or adulterous relationships.”
“Fred Jackson is a known con artist, fraudster and bigamous.”
“Rachel Jackson's divorce from her first husband was, unknown to her, not yet final when she married Jackson, making the marriage technically bigamous.”
“And thus the bigamous marriage was proclaimed, on 27 November 1879," writes Simon Loftus in his book "Puligny-Montrachet.”
“And, until you dissolve your present marriage or civil union, it would be bigamous for you to try to marry or register with someone else - and thus you could be prevented from legally re-partnering with a new beloved.”
“However, the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS), where all marriages are registered nationally, removes these bigamous or polygamous marriages from its files, on the assumption that administrative errors have occurred.”
“Registrars in the major cities, in particular, record dozens of bigamous or polygamous marriages per year.”
“What if Josef and this woman were husband and wife, the marriage to Dagmar bigamous?”
“Josef was indeed married to the Richter woman, which made his marriage to Dagmar bigamous.”
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