Polyandry (frae Greek: πολυ- poly-, "mony" an ἀνήρ anēr, "man") involves mairiage that includes mair nor twa pairtners an can faw unner the broader category o polyamory. Mair speceefically, it is a form o polygamy, whaur a woman takes twa or mair husbands at the same time. Polyandry is contrasted wi polygyny, involvin ane male an twa or mair females. If a mairiage involves a plural nummer o "husbands an wives" pairteecipants o each gender, then it can be cried polyamory, group or conjynt mairiage. In its broadest uise, polyandry refers tae sexual relations wi multiple males within or withoot mairiage.
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