fraternal polyandry


Dictionary of sociology. 2013.

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  • Polyandry in Tibet — is a traditional marriage practice that has existed within a milieu whereby a woman could have several husbands; a father and his sons could share the same wife, and a mother and her daughters could share the same husband, or the daughters… …   Wikipedia

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  • polyandry — A term denoting the marriage of one woman to two or more men. It is a rarely encountered form of marriage and usually occurs when one woman marries two or more brothers, in which case it is known as either adelphic or fraternal polyandry. One… …   Dictionary of sociology

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