polygamy

(redirected from Polygamists)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to Polygamists: polygamous
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Words related to polygamy

having more than one spouse at a time

References in periodicals archive ?
Up to 150,000 polygamists live in the United States as outlaws on the margins of society.
It's really really good news for us as a family and for all polygamists that we're now no longer criminals," Brady added.
Kristyn Decker left an unhappy polygamist marriage and now leads an organization, Sound Choices Coalition; she is also a second cousin by blood and an aunt by marriage to Christine Brown, one of the wives.
However, redefining marriage to fulfill the desires of same-sex couples or polygamists only moves society away from this vital public interest and creates social chaos.
As they dig deeper into the litany of evils perpetrated by polygamists, critics almost invariably mention a problem far less intuitive: tax evasion.
In a televised interview with 'Al-Haqiqa' (The Truth), a television talk show broadcast in Egypt, el-Saad protested that the television serial 'El-Rayan' portrays wealthy fundamentalists as lustful polygamists.
There are also stories of corrupt Cheshire police officers, polygamists and mass murderers.
But the government has now decided not to prosecute the two polygamists, Winston Blackmore and James Oler, leaders of a polygamous sect in Bountiful, B.
However, tour operators hope to show the public that polygamists are actually peaceful people, with Richard Holm and his brother Heber being among those launching the tour.
There was no tsunami of public opinion against the polygamists.
So-called progressive lawyers can now turn around and use the same legal briefs to argue that polygamists are being discriminated against because they cannot legally wed in the state of California.
Immigration Act of 1891: Denied entry to poor people, those who were sick or mentally ill, convicts and polygamists.
Polygamists and polygamist organizations that occasionally make the news are not dissident wings of the Church or fundamentalists.
As Federal Marriage Amendment sponsor Orrin Hatch noted in 2003, "All I can say is, I know people in Hildale who are polygamists who are very fine people.