Monogamy



[muh-nog-uh-mee] /məˈnɒg ə mi/

noun
1.
marriage with only one person at a time.
Compare , .
2.
Zoology. the practice of having only one mate.
3.
the practice of marrying only once during life.
/mɒˈnɒɡəmɪ/
noun
1.
the state or practice of having only one husband or wife over a period of time Compare bigamy, polygamy (sense 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).

monogamy mo·nog·a·my (mə-nŏg’ə-mē)
n.

mo·nog’a·mous adj.
monogamy [(muh-nog-uh-mee)]

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

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