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agamy

Definition of Agamy

(noun) The absence of rules or norms dictating marriage inside (endogamy) or outside (exogamy) of a group.

Example of Agamy

Agamy Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈæɡəmi/
    • British English
      • /ˈaɡəmi/
  • Syllabification: (ag·a·my)

Usage Notes

  • Plural: agamies
  • marriage established (adverb) agamically is (adjective) agamous or (adjective) agamistic.

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Cite the Definition of Agamy

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “agamy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 22, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/agamy/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

agamy. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/agamy/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “agamy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 22, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/agamy/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“agamy.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 22 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/agamy/>.