mon·​an·​dry ˈmä-ˌnan-drē How to pronounce monandry (audio)
plural monandries
: a marriage form or custom in which a woman has only one husband at a time

Word History


mon- + -andry (as in polyandry)

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of monandry was in 1855

Dictionary Entries Near monandry

Cite this Entry

“Monandry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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