Originally Posted by Dagferi
Bigamy is when you are legally married to two people. Meaning you tried to get or.got two marriage license. Polygamy is two wives one of which the husband is married to the other he is married"married" to through a comitment ceramony either religious or not. Polyandry is the same thing except a woman with two husbands.
is two or more women married to one man; ie the reverse of polyandry. Polygamy
is multiple spouses of any gender combination and covers both polygyny and polyandry.
In many juristictions having a non-legally-binding commitment ceremony or simply living in a marriage-like relationship with someone while legally married to another person is enough to qualify you for bigamy charges.