Simple Definition of monogamy
: the state or practice of being married to only one person at a time
: the state or practice of having only one sexual partner during a period of time
Full Definition of monogamy
1 archaic : the practice of marrying only once during a lifetime
2 : the state or custom of being married to one person at a time
3 : the condition or practice of having a single mate during a period of time
Examples of monogamy
young couples who practice monogamy
Monogamy is common among birds.
Origin of monogamy
French monogamie, from Late Latin monogamia, from Greek, from monogamos monogamous, from mon- + gamos marriage, from gamein to marry
First Known Use: 1612
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