Definition of bigamy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbɪɡəmi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɪɡəmi//
[uncountable] Types of crime, Separation
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the crime of marrying somebody when you are still legally married to somebody else compare monogamy, polygamy See related entries: Types of crime, Separation Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French bigamie, from bigame ‘bigamous’, from late Latin bigamus, from bi- ‘twice’ + Greek -gamos ‘married’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bigamy