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Definition of Monogamy

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marriage to one person at a time; having only one mate at a time (Zoology)
Monogamy Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
State of being paired with a single mate.
  
(n.)
Single marriage; marriage with but one person, husband or wife, at the same time; -- opposed to polygamy. Also, one marriage only during life; -- opposed to deuterogamy.
  
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monogamy
\mo*nog"a*my\ (?), n. [l. monogamia, gr. &?;: cf. f. monogamie.]
1. single marriage; marriage with but one person, husband or wife, at the same time; -- opposed to polygamy. also, one marriage only during life; -- opposed to deuterogamy.
2. (zo?l.) state of being paired with a single mate.

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The habit of pairing, or having but one mate.
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Unbriodas = n. monogamy
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. having only one spouse at a time
(synonym) monogamousness
(hypernym) marriage, matrimony, union, spousal relationship, wedlock
(hyponym) monogyny
Monogamy Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Sociology
A form of marriage that joins one male and one female at any given time.
Monogamy Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Monogamy is a form of relationship in which an individual has only one partner during their lifetime or at any one time (serial monogamy), as compared to polygamy or polyamory. The term is also applied to the social behavior of some animals, referring to the state of having only one mate at any one time.

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Monogamy Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
A marriage contracted between one man and one woman, in exclusion of all the rest of mankind; it is used in opposition to bigamy and polygamy. The state of having only one husband or one wife at one time.

Having an intimate relationship, usually sexual, with only one other person for a considerable length of time.

Some cynics say that monogamy is natural for women and unnatural for men.
   

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.