agapemone

noun

ag·​a·​pem·​o·​ne
ˌa-gə-ˈpe-mə-(ˌ)nē
plural -s
often capitalized
: a free-love institution
allow Christopher to run an Agapemone in what was after all her own houseF. M. Ford

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agapemone was in 1860

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“Agapemone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agapemone. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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