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The practice, state or ability of having more than
one sexual loving relationship at the same time, with the full
knowledge and consent of all partners involved.

This is the definition used by California polyamorist Morning Glory Zell, who coined the term in the early 1980's.
Polyamory differs from adultery because all the partners know about each others' lovers, so there is not secrecy or betrayal.
by John Ullman May 17, 2004
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"allow it" means to just leave something alone, or don't worry about it. People in West London say this quite often.
Ahmed: Wanna walk to the station?
Joseph: Nah, allow it blud, can't be arsed, I'mma get the bus.
by ak47 February 27, 2004
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In its most basic form, it is defined as honest consensual non-monogamy. While some decline to allow that Swinging is part of PolyAmory, the basic definition still applies. You will find, though, that there are as many definitions of PolyAmory as there are people practicing it. PolyAmory must have as a basic more than 2 people in the relationship. Not all participants need be involved with every other participant, nor is co-housing a requirement.
PolyAmory incorporates PolyAndry (many husbands), PolyGyny (many wives), PolyFidelity (no outside relationships), "open" or "closed" to new partners, fidelitous or not, and many variations of the above.
by Ronald A. King March 28, 2005
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Where someone can love multiple people at once. It doesn’t mean that they’re bad at commitment, are cheaters, or just like sleeping around. All of those are different then polyamory. Just because somebody is polyamorous doesn’t mean they’re a cheater, and usually their partners are ok with them dating multiple people. It’s just as valid as any other identity.
A “Hey I saw you kiss Natalie, are you cheating?”
B “No, I am polyamorous
A “Doesn’t that mean that you’re a cheater?”
B “No, polyamory is different then that. Betty is fine with me being with other girls”
A “Oh, sorry for the misunderstanding
by Îhēbæ October 06, 2019
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"Did you hear Jacob and Amy are into polyamory?"

"So they're cheating on each other."

"Not they're not! Unlike cheating, they are both aware of their partner's sexual activities. They also set up rules to avoid jealousy and heart break."

"That's just cheating with extra steps."
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by jellyjones January 23, 2020
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When three people love each other very much a weird fusion of a human, plane and a car appears
Einstein:it’s a result of a polyamory relationship
by Iamr3d September 18, 2018
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