- ADJA bigamous marriage is one in which one of the partners is already legally married to someone else.
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bigamous — big·a·mous / bi gə məs/ adj 1: guilty of bigamy a bigamous spouse 2: involving bigamy a bigamous marriage Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 … Law dictionary
Bigamous — Big a*mous, a. Guilty of bigamy; involving bigamy; as, a bigamous marriage. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
bigamous — (adj.) 1690s; see BIGAMY (Cf. bigamy) + OUS (Cf. ous) … Etymology dictionary
bigamous — [big′əməs] adj. [LL bigamus] 1. constituting or involving bigamy 2. guilty of bigamy bigamously adv … English World dictionary
bigamous — adjective Date: 1851 1. guilty of bigamy < a bigamous man > 2. involving bigamy < a bigamous marriage > • bigamously adverb … New Collegiate Dictionary
bigamous — bigamy ► NOUN ▪ the offence of marrying someone while already married to another person. DERIVATIVES bigamist noun bigamous adjective. ORIGIN Old French bigamie, from BI (Cf. ↑bi ) + Greek gamos married … English terms dictionary
bigamous — bigamously, adv. /big euh meuhs/, adj. 1. having two wives or husbands at the same time; guilty of bigamy. 2. involving bigamy. [1860 65; < LL bigamus, equiv. to bi BI 1 + Gk gamos GAMOUS] * * * … Universalium
bigamous — adjective /ˈbɪɡəməs/ a) involving bigamy b) guilty of bigamy … Wiktionary
bigamous — bigÂ·aÂ·mous || bÉªgÉ™mÉ™s adj. pertaining to or characterized by bigamy (marriage to two or more spouses at one time) … English contemporary dictionary
bigamous — big·a·mous … English syllables