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bigame (1289)

[ FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: 8,324c bigame; TL: 1,974 bigame; DEAF:  bigame; DMF:  bigame; TLF:  bigame; OED:  bigame n. and a.; MED:  bigam a. and n.; DMLBS: 198a bigamus ]
pl. byggamis  92.34  


1lawbigamous (man), bigamist
( 1289 )  celuy T. [...] n’est pas bigames, tut eyt il, puis ke il fu suzdeknes, tray deus gentiz femmes, l’une aprés l’autre, ne femme il ne espusa unkes  59
( 1334 )  Item prie la dite commune qe bigame desoremés ne soit trié nulle part forsqe en la court cristiene  234
( 1376 )  plusours gentz [...] ont ew deux femmes et partant bigames  ii 333
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