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serial monogamy

noun
1.
a form of monogamy characterized by several successive, short-term marriages over the course of a lifetime.
Also called serial marriage.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75
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British Dictionary definitions for serial monogamy

serial monogamy

noun
1.
the practice of having a number of long-term romantic or sexual partners in succession
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Contemporary definitions for serial monogamy
noun

a lifestyle involving a series of faithful relationships with different people

Word Origin

allusion to 'serial killing'

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