Search Result for "monogamy":
1. having only one spouse at a time;
[syn: monogamy, monogamousness]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Monogamy \Mo*nog"a*my\, n. [L. monogamia, Gr. ?: cf. F. monogamie.] 1. Single marriage; marriage with but one person, husband or wife, at the same time; -- opposed to polygamy. Also, one marriage only during life; -- opposed to deuterogamy. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) State of being paired with a single mate. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
monogamy n 1: having only one spouse at a time [syn: monogamy, monogamousness]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
20 Moby Thesaurus words for "monogamy": beena marriage, bigamy, common-law marriage, companionate marriage, concubinage, deuterogamy, left-handed marriage, levirate, leviration, love match, marriage of convenience, monandry, monogyny, morganatic marriage, picture marriage, polyandry, polygamy, polygyny, trial marriage, trigamyBouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
MONOGAMY. A marriage contracted between one man and one woman, in exclusion of all the rest of mankind; it is used in opposition to bigamy and polygamy. (q.v.) Wolff, Dr. de la Nat. Sec. 857. The state of having only one husband or one wife at one time.