Definition of Bigamous

1. Adjective. Of illegal marriage to a second person while legally married to a first.

Similar to: Polygamous
Derivative terms: Bigamy

Definition of Bigamous

1. a. Guilty of bigamy; involving bigamy; as, a bigamous marriage.

Definition of Bigamous

1. Adjective. (context: of a marriage) involving bigamy ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of a spouse) guilty of bigamy ¹

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Definition of Bigamous

1. guilty of bigamy [adj]

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Literary usage of Bigamous

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1. A Treatise on the Law of Criminal Evidence: Including the Rules Regulating by Harry Clay Underhill (1898)
"bigamous cohabitation.—The corpus delicti of bigamy is the unlawful marriage ... Cohabitation in a bigamous union is not material, and need not be proved ..."

2. The Tribune Almanac and Political Register by Horace Greeley (1914)
"Criminal Marriages—bigamous marriages; Incestuous marriages; marriage of female by force, menace or duress, or by false Impersonation. ..."

3. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1916)
"And in many jurisdictions a bigamous marriage is expressly declared by ... 046, 17 All. 182, holding the widow of a bigamous marriage entitled to no rights ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"That the issue of bigamous or polygamous marriages, known as Mormon marriages, in cases in which such marriages have Г 591 bcea solemnized according to the ..."

5. A Treatise on the Law of Crimes by William Lawrence Clark, William Lawrence Marshall, Herschel Bouton Lazell (1905)
"(6) The bigamous Marriage.—Of course bigamy cannot be committed unless there is a marriage, or, rather, unless the parties go through the form or ceremony ..."

6. A Treatise on the System of Evidence in Trials at Common Law: Including the by John Henry Wigmore (1905)
"2. Who is prohibited as Husband or Wife. § 2230. Paramour ; Void Marriage. §2231. bigamous Marriage; Disputed Marriage. 3. "What is prohibited as Testimony. ..."

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