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Polygyny

A form of marriage in which men have more than one wife

Polyandry

Marriage in which women have more than one husband

Polygamy

State of marriage to many spouces

Family

two or more people related by blood marriage or adoption.

Nuclear family

a family consisting of a husband wife and child

Extended family

a family that extends beyond the nuclear family, including grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other relatives, who all live nearby or in one household.

Marriage

the legally or formally recognized union of a man and a woman (or, in some jurisdictions, two people of the same sex) as partners in a relationship.

Patriarchy

a system of society or government in which the father or eldest male is head of the family and descent is traced through the male line.

Matriarchy

a system of society or government ruled by a woman or women.

Egalitarian

of, relating to, or believing in the principle that all people are equal and deserve equal rights and opportunities.

Blended family

Family who's members were once part of another family

Cohabitation

Unmarried couples living together in a sexual relationship

Incest

Sexual relations between close family