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puh li juh nee

  • n  having more than one wife at a time

  • The cultural pattern found in so many tribal horticultural societies--including warfare, male domination and polygyny--began to take hold worldwide.
  • That was the basis for outlawing Mormon polygyny and Pentecostal snake-handling.
  • In the month-old autonomous state of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew's puritanical new administration, after banning pinball games and jukebox parlors, last week set out to end polygyny .

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