Sentence Examples


  • In some islands polyandry was practised; in others the natives were monogamous.
  • Like the Yue-Chi they have probably contributed to form some of the physical types of the Indian population, and it is noticeable that polyandry is a recognized institution among many Himalayan tribes, and is also said to be practised secretly by the Jats and other races of the plains.
  • Papers on "The Levirate and Polyandry," following up the line of his previous investigations (Fortnightly Review, 1877), were the last work he was able to publish.
  • When the islands first became known to Europeans, the Hawaiian family was in a stage including both polyandry and polygyny, and, according to Morgan, older than either: two or more brothers, with their wives, or two or more sisters with their husbands, cohabited with seeming promiscuity.
  • Among the customs of the Tibetans, perhaps the most peculiar is polyandry, the brothers in a family having one wife in common.
 

How would you define polyandry? Add your definition here.

comments powered by Disqus