Polyandry – this term was used in the past to detail a form of marriage, where a woman is married to two or mone men. Nowadays in the most Christian countries, such type of wedlock is forbidden by the Law. The term is similar to the term “polygamy” and “plural marriage”, which mean to be married to more than one spouse at the same time, and is also forbidden in many countries. The difference is that the polyandry has been considered as a privilege to the high class women of the society, while the polygamy could be done by anybody and has been practiced in some societies for thousands of years. The opposite term of “polyandry” is “polygyny” – it details a situation where a man is married to more than one wife at the same time.

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