Law. the crime of marrying while one has a spouse still living, from whom no valid divorce has been effected.
Ecclesiastical. any violation of canon law concerning marital status that would disqualify a person from receiving holy orders or from retaining or surpassing an ecclesiastical rank.
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noun (pl) -mies
the crime of marrying a person while one is still legally married to someone else
Bigamie is unkinde ðing, On engleis tale, twie-wifing. [c.1250]
In Middle English, also of two successive marriages or marrying a widow.
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a Seville or bitter orange. French Cookery. (of a sauce) prepared with bitter oranges: duck bigarade.
a large, heart-shaped variety of sweet cherry, having firm flesh. Historical Examples The Cherries of New York U. P. Hedrick The Book of Pears and Plums Edward Bartrum The Book of Pears and Plums Edward Bartrum The Cherries of New York U. P. Hedrick The Cherries of New York U. P. Hedrick The Cherries of […]