agapemone

noun, often capitalized ag·a·pem·o·ne \ˌa-gə-ˈpe-mə-(ˌ)nē\

Definition of agapemone

plural

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  1. :  a free-love institution allow Christopher to run an Agapemone in what was after all her own house — F. M. Ford

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Origin and Etymology of agapemone

from Agapemone, a communistic establishment that was founded about 1849 at Spaxton, England, and had a reputation for immoral behavior, irregular from Greek agapē love + monē stopping place, from menein to remain — more at mansion


First Known Use: 1860


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