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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

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: ag·a·my

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈæɡəmi/
  • British English – /ˈaɡəmi/

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 October 26, 2020 (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 October 26, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/agamy/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“agamy.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 26 Oct. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/agamy/>.