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Polygyny

LC control no.sh2005001050
LC classificationGN480.35 Anthropology
HQ997.5 Sociology
Topical headingPolygyny
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See alsoPolygamy
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Found inWork cat.: Bretschneider, P. Polygyny, 1995.
Gould, E.D. The mystery of monogamy, 2004: p. 3 (rich men throughout history have tended to practise polygyny (multiple wives))
Web. 3 (Polygyny. A marriage form in which a man has two or more wives at the same time - contrasted with polyandry)
OED online, Feb. 14, 2005 (Polygyny. That form of polygamy in which one man has several wives at the same time; plurality of wives (or concubines). Corresp. to polyandry)