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

 

polyandry

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌpɒliˈændri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpɑːliˈændri//
 
[uncountable] (specialist)
 
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the custom of having more than one husband at the same time compare polygamy Word Origin late 17th cent.: from poly- ‘many’ + Greek anēr, andr- ‘male’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: polyandry