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1. The practice or condition of having only one wife at a time.
a. A mating pattern in which a male mates with one female in a single breeding season.
b. The condition of having only one queen. Used of an insect colony.
(Sociology) the custom of having only one female sexual partner over a period of time
mo•nog•y•ny(məˈnɒdʒ ə ni)
1. the practice or condition of having only one wife at a time.
2. Zool. the condition of having only one female mate at a time.