from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Remarriage after the death or divorce of one's first husband or wife. Also called deuterogamy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A second marriage (as after the death or divorce of a spouse)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Act, or state, of being twice married; deuterogamy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Second marriage; marriage after the death of the first spouse.
It is rather the object than the pretext which must be taken into account, but it is clear that she is exposed to the punishment of digamy.
In the case of trigamy and polygamy they laid down the same rule, in proportion, as in the case of digamy; namely one year for digamy
Tertullian, for example, writing at the beginning of the third century says: "Among us the prescript is more fully and more carefully laid down, that they who are chosen into the sacerdotal order must be men of one marriage; which rule is so rigidly observed that I remember some removed from their office for digamy."
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