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From Old French bigamie, from Latin bigamia, bigamus (twice married), from bis (twice) + Ancient Greek γάμος (gámos, marriage). In common terms, from bi- +‎ -gamy

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bigamy (countable and uncountable, plural bigamies)

  1. The state of having two (legal or illegal) spouses simultaneously
  2. (ecclesiastical) A second marriage

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  bigamy on Wikipedia.Wikipedia