monandry

noun
mon·​an·​dry | \ ˈmä-ˌnan-drē How to pronounce monandry (audio) \
plural monandries

Definition of monandry

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

First Known Use of monandry

1855, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for monandry

mon- + -andry (as in polyandry)

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“Monandry.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monandry. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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