monogamy

(noun) A form of marriage or sexual relationship involving a singular permanent partner (e.g. one man dates one woman, or one woman marries one woman).

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  • Monogamy as a marital norm is contrasted with polygamy, specifically polygyny and polyandry.
  • Type: serial monogamy
  • Also called monogamousness.
  • Monogamy used in a sentence: I want a partner that supports monogamy in relationships.
  • A (noun) monogamist (adverb) monogamously participates in a (adjective) monogamous or (adjective) monogamistic relationship.

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