Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state of having three (legal or illegal) spouses simultaneously.
  • noun ecclesiastical A third marriage.

Etymologies

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From Greek τρίγαμος (trigamos), from τρία (tria, "three") + γάμος (gamos, "marriage"). Or tri- + -gamy in modern terms.

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