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BoogieMonster (September 09, 2014, 11:17:58 AM):
I've never drawn that conclusion about polygamy= marriage and polyamoury= relationship


Quote from: Polygamy
Polygamy (from Late Greek πολυγαμία, polygamia, "state of marriage to many spouses" or "frequent marriage") is a marriage that includes more than two partners. When a man is married to more than one wife at a time, the relationship is called polygyny; and when a woman is married to more than one husband at a time, it is called polyandry.


Quote from: Polyamory
Polyamory (from Greek πολύ poly, "many, several", and Latin amor, "love") is the practice, desire, or acceptance of having more than one intimate relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved


FYI. Not saying wiki is the bastion of all things true. But it does underscore how I understand the terms.
The Vulcan (September 09, 2014, 11:24:27 AM):
Yes, also did some googling, which cleared things up for me:

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The term technically means many marriages or spouses and can apply to any situation where more then two people are in a marriage type of commitment (legal or not). Around the world, these forms of relationships can take many forms, with many different hierarchical structures. Many of them are well described in this Wikipedia entry. From a technical standpoint, the major difference between polyamory and polygamy is the marriage component.

Here in America however, the term polygamy is often used in the mainstream to refer to a specific form of group marriage that is practiced by some splinter groups of Mormonism that has a dominant male at the center with multiple female wives. This is more specifically Polygyny.

http://www.serolynne.com/polyvspolygamy.htm - ok so I can't verify the reliability of this source, but it does seems to clarify things for me.

I always thought that polygyny must be a either a misspelling or a synonym

Man,,, seems like we're forking the thread again ;D
Faerie (September 09, 2014, 11:24:40 AM):
Shame, poor girl, many of us here can relate:

http://www.beeld.com/nuus/2014-09-09-bekeer-jou-of-gaan-na-ander-skool

She'll do ok though.
Rigil Kent (September 09, 2014, 11:26:45 AM):
... to me the word "marriage" means ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Me and Majin are partners, in both our minds for good.
Not to rain on your clearly romantically idealized parade, but there is one good thing that marriage brings with it, and that is a proper prenuptial contract. Thor forbid it should ever be an issue, but if you do split up less that amicably, common law will dictate that you share your belongings 50:50 .... which may or may not be a good thing depending on the details.

Maybe you can register your partnership as a close corporation or a trust, just for incase. ;) :P

Rigil
Rigil Kent (September 09, 2014, 11:33:34 AM):
Shame, poor girl, many of us here can relate:

http://www.beeld.com/nuus/2014-09-09-bekeer-jou-of-gaan-na-ander-skool

She'll do ok though.


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