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MONOGAMY. A marriage contracted between one man and one woman, in exclusion of all the rest of mankind; it is used in opposition to bigamy and polygamy. (q.v.) Wolff, Dr. de la Nat. Sec. 857. The state of having only one husband or one wife at one time.

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Participants were asked to indicate their relationship status; possible answers included: "single, not currently in a relationship" (n = 79, 67% Women, 30% Men, and 3% Other), "in a monogamous relationship" (n = 87, 72% Women, 20% Men, and 8% Other), "in an open relationship" (n = 49, 63% Women, 30% Men, and 7% Other), or "in a polyamorous relationship" (n = 87, 63% Women, 35% Men, and 2% Other).
Some, like gibbons, are highly monogamous while others, like chimps, are on the other end of the spectrum, Opie said.
Therefore, a monogamous male can have additional offspring if he succeeds in siring additional eggs in the nest of other females.
The proportion of respondents who wanted to stop childbearing was higher in polyga-tnous marriages than in monogamous unions, among both wives (54% vs.
The binomial distribution was used to examine differences between activity levels of trio individuals and between those of trio and monogamous individuals (Tables 1, 2) using the equation: z = |p - 0.
Perhaps one of the most tragic outcomes of this system of surveillance and utter allegiance to the monogamous model took place in the residential schools.
According to these women, a romantic partner demonstrates respect by speaking to them politely in private and public, being honest, being considerate and being monogamous.
Penguins are monogamous (for each mating season, that is), and their selection of a mate seems to be highly influenced by the mating call.
They want a publicly recognized sealing of a commitment to a lifelong monogamous union with another person with whom they want to share their lives, an institution that also carries with it certain legal rights, such as shared pensions and health plans.
While recognizing that some laws in the Bible apply only to ancient Israel, he holds that the biblical legislation on homosexuality still applies, despite the fact that we do not know the reasons why homosexuality was forbidden in antiquity and despite the fact that a loving, committed monogamous homosexual relationship is nowhere discussed in the Bible.
It is sweeping the country by storm in a time when Gays and Hetero communities seek to limit relationships to a monogamous coupling called "marriage".
by citing a "statistically verifiable association" between homosexuality and "an increased risk of negative ancillary effects" (he won't say "AIDS" out loud)--despite the fact that Via is talking about committed monogamous relationships.