Definition of monogamy
1 archaic : the practice of marrying only once during a lifetime
2 : the state or custom of being married to one person at a time
3 : the condition or practice of having a single mate during a period of time Monogamy is common among birds.
Examples of monogamy in a Sentence
young couples who practice monogamy
Monogamy is common among birds.
Recent Examples of monogamy from the Web
Which means that monogamy requires more sacrifice than ever.
Prairie voles are so well-known for their faithfulness, they’re often used as animal models of monogamy by scientists.
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Origin and Etymology of monogamy
French monogamie, from Late Latin monogamia, from Greek, from monogamos monogamous, from mon- + gamos marriage, from gamein to marry
First Known Use: 1612
MONOGAMY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of monogamy for English Language Learners
: the state or practice of being married to only one person at a time
: the state or practice of having only one sexual partner during a period of time
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