monogyny

noun
mo·​nog·​y·​ny | \ mə-ˈnä-jə-nē How to pronounce monogyny (audio) , mä- \

Definition of monogyny

: the state or custom of having only one wife at a time

First Known Use of monogyny

1876, in the meaning defined above

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“Monogyny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monogyny. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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