Definition of monogamy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//məˈnɒɡəmi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//məˈnɑːɡəmi//
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  1. 1the fact or custom of being married to only one person at a particular time compare bigamy, polygamy
  2. 2the practice or custom of having a sexual relationship with only one partner at a particular time
  3. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from French monogamie, via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek monogamia, from monos ‘single’ + gamos ‘marriage’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: monogamy

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