American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Remarriage after the death or divorce of one's first husband or wife. Also called deuterogamy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Second marriage; marriage after the death of the first spouse.
- n. A second marriage (as after the death or divorce of a spouse)
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. rare Act, or state, of being twice married; deuterogamy.
“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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