from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See polygamy.
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- n. A form of polygamy formerly practiced by Mormons.
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Furthermore, in this once-Christian nation, an estimated 200,000 to 400,000 of France’s 5 million Muslims live in polygamous households, despite the fact that plural marriage is officially outlawed in France.19
“She likes it when you read to her,” Brother Wade said, gesturing toward the table, where he had placed several pamphlets on plural marriage that Uncle Kenton had written, along with a copy of the Doctrines and Covenants.
Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism, claimed to have received a revelation and a command ordering him to re-introduce plural marriage and restore the polygamous condition tolerated among the pre-Judaic tribes.