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Definition of POLYGYNY.

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On the Economics of Polygyny
Atlas, polygyny (some men having more than one wife) is prevalent in 850.
Monogamy and polygyny in Greece, Rome, and world history
Polygyny, Women's Rights, and Development∗
Polygyny and Canada's Obligations under International Human
S E R V I N G. C A N A D I A N S. Family, Children and Youth Section.
Comparing Explanations of Polygyny
occasional) nonsororal polygyny are high male mortality in war (resulting in an graphic record is also full of polygyny in most regions of the world.

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Temporal trends (1977-2007) and ethnic inequity in child mortality in rural
We aimed to investigate temporal trends with emphasis on historical events and the effect of ethnicity, polygyny and distance to the health centre on child mortality.
Nobody's Right: Can't get enough love
For this first column, I'd like to discuss a taboo that offends the expectation of mutual exclusiveness in love and marriage: polygamy—or, more specifically, polygyny. Polygamy is the practice of having multiple spouses at a single time.
Sex at sea lets female elephant seals stay in control
Southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonine) have been cited as a model of extreme polygyny. Every year, females come ashore to breed with dominant males, called "beach masters", in harems that can number one dominant male to 270 females.
Marc Anthony Denies Jada Affair: “We've All Been Friends For Years”
Polygyny would work better than open marriage because the man has to be responsible and protect his woman or women. Show biz minority multi-millionaires squabbling about marital infidelities, maybe some broken hearts but I don't think no broken banks.
Arab Americans and the 2012 elections
When the First Amendment says our government cannot prohibit free exercise of any religion or religious practice, why do our state or national laws prevent certain types of marriages, be it polygamy, polygyny, polyandry or homosexual marriages?

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Polygyny - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Polygyny (from neo-Greek: πολύ poly - "many", and γυνή gyny - "woman or wife") is a form of marriage in which a man has two or more wives at the same time.
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Among the two forms of polygamy, polygyny is by far the most widespread. Several different schemes have been proposed it explain its incidence.
Polygyny - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster
Definition of POLYGYNY.

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