monogamy definition

  • noun:
    • The practice or problem of getting just one intimate companion during a period of time.
    • The practice or problem of being hitched to simply someone at a time.
    • The practice of marrying only once in an eternity.
    • Zoology The condition of having one mate during a breeding period or through the breeding lifetime of some.
    • a kind of sexual bonding concerning a permanent set relationship between two beings.
    • solitary marriage; wedding with but someone, spouse, at the same time; -- against polygamy. Also, one marriage just during life; -- against deuterogamy.
    • State to be paired with one partner.
    • The training of marrying just once, or even the principle which upholds that training; the concept that forbids remarriage after the loss of an old wife or husband: opposed to digamy. See bigamy, 2.
    • the health of being hitched to only someone at once: against bigamy or polygamy. See bigamy, 1.
    • In zoology, the habit of having just one partner; the habit of residing pairs; the paired state.
    • having only one spouse at any given time

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