Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See digamy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A second marriage, after the death of the first husband or wife; in distinction from bigamy, as defined in the old canon law.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A second marriage, after the death of the first husband of wife; -- in distinction from bigamy, as defined in the old canon law. See bigamy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A second marriage after the death of the first husband or wife, or the custom of contracting such marriages.
  • n. In botany, a form of nuclear fusion in certain cryptogams which is subsequent to the sexual act and superposed upon it.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek second + wedding, marriage. From deutero- + -gamy (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • You here see that unfortunate divine, who has so long, and it would ill become me to say, successfully fought against the deuterogamy of the age. ""

    The Vicar of Wakefield

  • You here see that unfortunate Divine, who has so long, and it would ill become me to say, successfully, fought against the deuterogamy of the age. '

    The Vicar of Wakefield

  • You here see that unfortunate Divine, who has so long, and it would ill become me to say, successfully, fought against the deuterogamy of the age.’

    The Vicar of Wakefield

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