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monogamy (n.)

1610s, "practice of marrying only once in a lifetime," from French monogamie, from Late Latin monogamia, from Greek monogamia "single marriage," from monogamos "marrying only once," from monos "single, alone" (from PIE root *men- (4) "small, isolated") + gamos "marriage" (see gamete). As "condition of being married to only one person at a time," by 1708.

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Definitions of monogamy from WordNet

monogamy (n.)
the practice or state of having only one spouse at a time;
Synonyms: monogamousness
From wordnet.princeton.edu