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.


From Latin digamia ("twice married"), from Ancient Greek διγαμία (digamia, "bigamy"), δίγαμος (digamos), from δίς (dis, "twice") + γάμος (gamos, "marriage"). In modern terms, from di- + -gamy (Wiktionary)


  • 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.

    NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works

  • 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

    NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works

  • 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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