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polygamy
used in The Souls of Black Folk

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the practice of being married to more than one person at the same time
  • He was brought from a definite social environment,—the polygamous clan life under the headship of the chief and the potent influence of the priest.
    Chapter 10 (35% in)
  • Forced and long-continued toil became the rule of life, the old ties of blood relationship and kinship disappeared, and instead of the family appeared a new polygamy and polyandry, which, in some cases, almost reached promiscuity.
    Chapter 10 (37% in)

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