monogamy


monogamy

noun

  1. marriage with only one person at a time.Compare bigamy, polygamy.
  2. Zoology. the practice of having only one mate.
  3. the practice of marrying only once during life.

noun

  1. the state or practice of having only one husband or wife over a period of timeCompare bigamy, polygamy (def. 1), digamy
  2. zoology the practice of having only one mate

n.1610s, from French monogamie, from Late Latin monogamia, from Greek monogamia, from monogamos “marrying only once,” from monos “single, alone” (see mono-) + gamos “marriage” (see gamete). n.

  1. The practice or condition of being married to only one person at a time.
  2. The condition of having only one mate.

A form of marriage in which one man is united with one woman. (Compare polyandry and polygamy.)

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