n. second marriage (after the death of the first spouse); digamy

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Deuterogamy — Deu ter*og a*my, n. [Gr. ?; ? second + ? wedding, marriage.] A second marriage, after the death of the first husband of wife; in distinction from bigamy, as defined in the old canon law. See {Bigamy}. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deuterogamy — index digamy Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • deuterogamy — [do͞ot΄ər äg′ə mē, dyo͞ot΄ər äg′ə mē] n. [ML deuterogamia < Gr: see DEUTERO & GAMY] a marriage after the death or divorce of the first spouse …   English World dictionary

  • deuterogamy — deuterogamist, n. /dooh teuh rog euh mee, dyooh /, n. digamy. [1650 60; < Gk deuterogamía a second marriage. See DEUTERO , GAMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • deuterogamy — deu·ter·og·a·my …   English syllables

  • deuterogamy — deu•ter•og•a•my [[t]ˌdu təˈrɒg ə mi, ˌdyu [/t]] n. ant digamy • Etymology: 1650–60; < Gk deuterogamía. See deutero , gamy deu ter•og′a•mist, n …   From formal English to slang

  • deuterogamy — /djutəˈrɒgəmi/ (say dyoohtuh roguhmee) noun a second marriage, after the death or divorce of a first husband or wife. {Greek deuterogamia second marriage} –deuterogamist, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • deuterogamy —   n. remarriage after spouse s death.    ♦ deuterogamist, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • deuterogamy — /d(y)uwt3rogamiy/ The act, or condition, of one who marries after the death of a former wife or husband …   Black's law dictionary

  • deuterogamy — The marriage of a person after the death of that person s former spouse. Some authorities confine the definition to the remarriage of a widower …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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