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Marriage

A legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.
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2011: Sequential polyandry by brood desertion increases female fitness in a bird with obligatory bi-parental care.
Nearly all of the investigations of Tibetan polyandry in the past fifty years have been carried out by anthropologists or, to a lesser extent, evolutionary biologists, and most of our collective knowledge about this marriage custom derives from a series of anthropological studies.
They found that the frequency of polyandry (mating with more than one male) varied significantly among the four species.
It is important at the outset to make one thing clear: the issue of polyandry was never a discussion.
A visible consequence of this is the marked increase in the number of live- in relationships in small towns like Shimla, Chamba and Kullu -- a trend elders still look down upon despite the state's own culture of polygamy and polyandry.
Although eastern bluebirds are typically socially monogamous passerines (Verner and Willson, 1969; Gowaty, 1983; Gowaty and Plissner, 1998), rare instances of polygyny (Wetherbee, 1933b) and polyandry (Laskey, 1947; Verner and Willson, 1969) have been documented.
It was then Community policing officer Adhalah Abdulrahman suggested that Mendwa and Kimani marry the woman which would be recognised under Polyandry - a woman with multiple husbands.
Male-by-female interactions influence fertilization success and mediate the benefits of polyandry in the sea urchin Heliocidaris erythrogramma.
We examine the links between polyandry, multiple paternity and offspring phenotypic diversity in the color polymorphic pygmy grasshopper Tetrix subulata.
This accounts for Locke's openness to divorce, polygyny, and polyandry.
Early marriage, enforced widowhood, sati, purdah, dowry system, female infanticide and evil practices of polygamy and polyandry prevailed in which women practically had no say and were neglected.