adelphic polyandry

adelphic polyandry

Dictionary of sociology. 2013.

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  • polyandry — /pol ee an dree, pol ee an /, n. 1. the practice or condition of having more than one husband at one time. Cf. monandry (def. 1). 2. (among female animals) the habit or system of having two or more mates, either simultaneously or successively. 3 …   Universalium

  • polyandry — A term denoting the marriage of one woman to two or more men. It is a rarely encountered form of marriage and usually occurs when one woman marries two or more brothers, in which case it is known as either adelphic or fraternal polyandry. One… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • adelphic — adjective Describing a form of polyandry in which a woman is married to two or more brothers …   Wiktionary

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  • a|del|phic — «uh DEHL fihk», adjective. 1. of or having to do with brothers or sisters: »Two types of polyandry are practised in Tibet: adelphic, or fraternal, and nonfraternal (New Scientist). 2. involving related elements. ╂[< Greek adelphikós brotherly …   Useful english dictionary