from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of having three (legal or illegal) spouses simultaneously.
- n. A third marriage.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of marrying, or the state of being married, three times; also, the offense of having three husbands or three wives at the same time.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Triple marriage; the state of one who has been thrice married; especially, the state or offense of having three wives or husbands at the same time.
One thought: When you used the word trigamy, did you mean bigamy?
Basil calls trigamy, polygamy, and quoting Gregory of Nazianzus (Orat. 31) as calling a third marriage paranomia.
Maxim weathered court cases that accused him of misdeeds ranging from patent infringement to trigamy.
A mistake in taste for which the wisdom of the future will adjudge a punishment called trigamy.
So bigamy, trigamy, and quadrigamy are now legal in Britain.
Because he wants to get his picture, as the peer convicted of trigamy, on the back page of the '_Daily Mail_,' with the fourth wife inset.
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
There is no law as to trigamy: a third marriage is not contracted by law.
Maran confirms this opinion by the comparison of the imposition on polygamy of the same number of years of penance as are assigned to trigamy in Canon iv.
In cases of trigamy we have accepted a seclusion of five years, not by the canons, but following the precept of our predecessors.