Definitions

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  • n. The state of a community which permits promiscuous sexual intercourse among its members, as in certain societies practicing communism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of a community which permits promiscuous sexual intercourse among its members, as in certain societies practicing communism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of having husbands or wives in common; a community of husbands or wives, such as exists among certain primitive tribes.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek κοινός (koinos, "common") + γάμος (gamos, "marriage").

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