Sentence Examples with the word polygamous

Then came family dissensions such as usually vex the polygamous courts of the East.

Yet, apart from the references to cultic prostitution (which was adopted by the Israelites from the Canaanites), the mention of the vice in question is not frequent; in a polygamous society and in a country without great cities it was not likely to grow to great proportions.

But Urraca was tenacious of her right as proprietary queen and had not learnt chastity in the polygamous household of her father.

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A few species, as we have seen, are monoecious or dioecious, while many are polygamous (having unisexual as well as bisexual flowers as in many members of the tribes Andropogoneae, fig.