Definition of agapemone
: 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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