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ˈbɪg ə mɪstbigamist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bigamistnoun

    someone who marries one person while already legally married to another

Wiktionary

  1. bigamistnoun

    one who practices bigamy

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bigamistnoun

    One that has committed bigamy. See Bigamy.

    Etymology: bigamius, low Lat.

    By the papal canons, a clergyman, that has a wife, cannot have an ecclesiastical benefice; much less can a bigamist have such a benefice, according to that law. John Ayliffe, Parergon.

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  1. bigamist

    In cultures where monogamy is mandated, bigamy is the act of entering into a marriage with one person while still legally married to another. A legal or de facto separation of the couple does not alter their marital status as married persons. In the case of a person in the process of divorcing their spouse, that person is taken to be legally married until such time as the divorce becomes final or absolute under the law of the relevant jurisdiction. Bigamy laws do not apply to couples in a de facto or cohabitation relationship, or that enter such relationships when one is legally married. If the prior marriage is for any reason void, the couple is not married, and hence each party is free to marry another without falling foul of the bigamy laws. Bigamy is a crime in most countries that recognise only monogamous marriages. When it occurs in this context often neither the first nor second spouse is aware of the other. In countries that have bigamy laws, with a few exceptions (such as Egypt and Iran), consent from a prior spouse makes no difference to the legality of the second marriage, which is usually considered void.

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  1. bigamist

    A bigamist is a person who marries someone while still being legally married to another individual, thus engaging in the act of bigamy, which is generally considered a crime in many jurisdictions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bigamistnoun

    one who is guilty of bigamy

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bigamist in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bigamist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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