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Types of Marriages:
The variety in marriages can be attributed to a number of factors with religious belief being the most dominant.
There are two basic types of marriages and these are determined by the number of partners allowed.
(1) Monogamy (Mono = 1).
(2) Polygamy (Poly = Many).
(a) Polygyny = 1 man + 2 or more wives.
(b) Polyandry = 1 women + 2 or more husbands.
- Most common marriage in western society.
- One can have a husband or wife.
- This legally binding contract exists until death/di...