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mo·nog·a·my

(mŏ-nog'ă-mē),
The marriage or mating system in which each partner has but one mate.
[mono- + G. gamos, marriage]

monogamy

(mə-nŏg′ə-mē)
n.
1. The practice or condition of having a single sexual partner during a period of time.
2.
a. The practice or condition of being married to only one person at a time.
b. The practice of marrying only once in a lifetime.
3. Zoology The condition of having only one mate during a breeding season or during the breeding life of a pair.

mo·nog′a·mist n.
mo·nog′a·mous adj.
mo·nog′a·mous·ly adv.

monogamy

(1) A  mating system in which one female and one male bond only with each other.
(2) The state of having one partner or mate.

monogamy

The state of having one spouse or mate

mo·nog·a·my

(mŏn-og'ă-mē)
The marriage or mating system in which each partner has but one mate.
[mono- + G. gamos, marriage]

monogamy

a state where a single male pairs with a single female in a partnership that may last for several seasons or life. Monogamy is common in birds such as swans, but rare in mammals.
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There are many cases where brothers sharing a wife split off and (re)marry monogamously. In such a case, polyandry breaks up due to fraternal dislike or mistrust.
The polygyny threshold model states that if the reduction in reproductive success of a female breeding monogamously on a low quality territory exceeds the benefit of paternal care, females are expected to settle with polygynous males on high quality territories (Verner 1964, Verner and Willson 1966, Orians 1969).
But despite her duplicity, Lucy is greatly sanitized in comparison with the lesbian vampires who preceded her, such as Le Fanu's Carmilla, "one of the few self-accepting homosexuals in Victorian or any literature." Auerbach points out that Stoker "gentrified female vampires, who, for the first time, are monogamously heterosexual"; after her death, Lucy the flirt is purified into Lucy the wife." This is significant, but it also tells us that the only way to cure female promiscuity is to kill the woman or, the equivalent, marry her; and before her death, the bitten Lucy is hardly the image of the good little woman.
Most males acquired only one nest site and mated monogamously (Veiga 1992), but replacement among pair members was rather frequent (J.
By that reasoning, Dworkin's judges lack autonomy when they decide cases in the manner of Hercules rather than flip a coin; (33) Christian husbands and wives lack autonomy when they choose to live monogamously with one another; chess players lack autonomy when they choose to move their rooks only lengthwise across the board rather than diagonally; and English pub goers lack autonomy when they offer to buy the bartender a drink rather than offer a tip.
Lee said with the slim probability of marrying Tan, as both considered themselves young and not committed to each other monogamously, she might just end up moving in with him.
The odds of having had multiple partners were lower among monogamously married men than among never-married men in five countries (odds ratios, 0.2-0.6 in Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali and Niger)--a finding that runs counter to the common assumption that men's marital authority over their wives facilitates their having multiple partners.
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It is entirely Lama, composed of ethnic Tibetan Buddhists, who speak Tibetan as their first language, follow the traditions of the Nyingmapa lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, and practice polyandry (about 35% of marriages are polyandrous in 1996, and 42% of the monogamous marriages used to be polyandrous before brothers split up and remarried monogamously, see Haddix McKay, this volume).