Polygyny (/pəˈlɪdʒɪniː/; from Neoclassical Greek πολυγυνία from πολύ- poly- “many”, and γυνή gyne “woman” or “wife”) is the most common and accepted form of polygamy, entailing the marriage of a man with several women.

See also Harem.

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