Polygamy is widely accepted among different societies worldwide.
According to the Ethnographic Atlas, of 1,231 societies noted, 588 had frequent polygyny, 453 had occasional polygyny, 186 were monogamous and 4 had polyandry.
Every once in a while, my wife Mardell and I get into a discussion of polygamy.
We occasionally speculate about what would happen if the church officially began to practice polygamy again.
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In Norway there is no ban on extrajudicial, religious marriages.
(Probably both women ganging up against me and making me do the dishes . Modern marriage conventions are different from what folk did a hundred years ago.
Even if I wanted another wife, I couldn’t just go up to a brother in the ward and ask for his daughter’s hand in marriage.
Like "monogamy", the term "polygamy" is often used in a de facto sense, applied regardless of whether the relationship is recognized by the state.
In sociobiology and zoology, researchers use polygamy in a broad sense to mean any form of multiple mating.