monandry

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noun mon·an·dry \ˈmä-ˌnan-drē\

Definition of monandry

plural

monandries

  1. :  a marriage form or custom in which a woman has only one husband at a time

Origin and Etymology of monandry

mon- + -andry (as in polyandry)


First Known Use: 1855

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