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monandry

Definition of Monandry

(noun) The condition or practice of a female having only one husband at a time.

Monandry Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: mo·nan·dry

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /mAH-nan-dree/
  • British English – /mo-nAn-dree/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /məˈnændri/
  • British English – /məˈnandri/

Usage Notes

  • Plural: monandries
  • Monandry is the opposite of polyandry.
  • A (noun) monandrist engages in a (adjective) monandric or (adjective) monandrous or (adjective) monandristic relationship.

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Cite the Definition of Monandry

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “monandry.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved May 29, 2020 (http://sociologydictionary.org/monandry/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “monandry.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed May 29, 2020. http://sociologydictionary.org/monandry/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“monandry.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 29 May. 2020. <http://sociologydictionary.org/monandry/>.