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Find accurate definitions of over 5,000 Catholic terms and phrases (including abbreviations). Based on Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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BIGAMY

Contracting a marriage while a former one remains undissolved. An older use of the term calls bigamy and valid marriage after the death of a first spouse. (Etym. Latin bi, double + Greek gamos, marriage: Latin bigamia.)

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