monogamousness

monogamous

[muh-nog-uh-muhs]
adjective
1.
practicing or advocating monogamy.
2.
of or pertaining to monogamy.
Also, monogamic.


Origin:
1760–70; < Late Latin monogamus < Greek monógamos marrying only once. See mono-, -gamous

monogamously, adverb
monogamousness, noun
nonmonogamous, adjective
nonmonogamously, adverb
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monogamy (mɒˈnɒɡəmɪ)
 
n
1.  bigamy polygamy Compare digamy the state or practice of having only one husband or wife over a period of time
2.  zoology the practice of having only one mate
 
[C17: via French from Late Latin monogamia, from Greek; see mono- + -gamy]
 
mo'nogamous
 
adj
 
mo'nogamously
 
adv
 
mo'nogamousness
 
n

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monogamous
1770, from M.L. monogamus, from Gk. monogamos "marrying only once" (see monogamy).
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