Polyandry Law and Legal Definition

Polyandry refers to a form of sexual union, in which a woman is married to two or more men at the same time. If a woman is married to two or more brothers, then that would amount to "fraternal polyandry", and is the most frequently encountered form. Polyandry in human relationships has occurred in Tibet, Canadian Arctic, northern parts of Nepal, Bhutan, parts of India, and Sri Lanka. Polyandry was present only among higher caste women.