bigamy


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Words related to bigamy

having two spouses at the same time

the offense of marrying someone while you have a living spouse from whom no valid divorce has occurred

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Under New Hampshire state laws on bigamy, "a marriage certificate shall be voided if an individual accused of bigamy fails to respond to a certified letter or a founded claim of bigamy has been referred to the county attorney.
The case was reopened and this week he admitted bigamy to Warrington magistrates.
Turdubekova noted that the religious figure [ex-mufti of Kyrgyzstan Chubak Jalilov] in his statement said that bigamy and polygamy is necessary for salvation of women.
There were twenty charges of bigamy included in the list, most of the accused being soldiers and the wives of soldiers.
8) In scholarship on this multiple-plot play, the bigamy storyline is often overshadowed by the titular narrative, in which a marginalized elderly woman sells her soul to the devil to become a witch and torments those who had abused her until she is tried and executed by the angry community.
He admitted charges of bigamy and obtaining benefits by deception.
cases in West Yorkshire revealed Bigamy is illegal under the Offences Against the Person Act 1861, carrying a maximum prison sentence of seven years.
He then used the decree absolute from his first marriage in order to wed for a third time, knowing full well he was committing bigamy.
McDougall, Sara, Bigamy and Christian Identity in Late Medieval Champagne (Middle Ages), Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012; cloth; pp.
AN academic from Warwick University has looked into divorce, bigamy and bereavement through the ages.
A MAN attended court after being charged with bigamy.
Wong, of Fenham Road, Fenham, Newcastle, pleaded guilty to bigamy and was given four months' prison, suspended for 12 months, with 40 hours of unpaid work.
However, the furious mum of Ahmed's three children has accused him of bigamy, claiming that he is still married to her and has complained to cops, the Sun reported.
The Act is being introduced with an aim to prevent instances of bigamy, polygamy, strengthen widows' rights to property and check instances of child marriage," Walia said.
Another tale from the Old Bailey concerns the growing independence of Victorian-era women, as witnessed by records from bigamy trials.