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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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Most of them did not recommend polygamy to any man who is single or in a monogamous marriage.
Further, if polygamy will ever be recognized in seemingly progressive, Western societies, it must be regulated in a way that promotes equal bargaining power in at least the same measure as is theoretically present in monogamous marriage, while retaining its physical and social structure.
While it is true that Tibetan land is not easy to live on, and while it may be true that monogamous marriage would lead to an increased population and decreased quantity of arable land per person, numerous recent studies have shown that Tibetans do not consciously entertain these considerations as reasons why they engage in polyandrous marriage.
It is true that liberation theology views sexism (as well as racism and other prejudices) as another form of institutionalized, systemic sin, but it does not see monogamous marriage as a repressive institution.
The analysis underscores the persistence of largely 'respectable' views on gender roles among the middle-class panelists, the use of the Indian practice of monogamous marriage as the definitive framework to look at contemporary gender mores by the host, and audience questions that indicate a marked difference between the views of older male and younger female members.
41) Failure to address such an issue could result into a situation, as it happened in the present case, where some women could actually be married in a customary marriage but end-up being regarded as unmarried, because such a marriage was not registered, should a man enter into and registers a monogamous marriage.
Drawing on interviews with people in plural marriages and plural relationships across the US, Kilbride (anthropology, Bryn Mawr College) and Page, a journalist, discuss the rise in alternatives to heterosexual monogamous marriage in America and the West and argue that plural marriage can lower the divorce rate and provide a modern-day safety net for elders and children.
There is no necessary reason for defining a family as a group of people closely related by blood solely legitimated by the vows of monogamous marriage.
The Chief Justice said that monogamous marriage is so central to Western civilization that polygamy can be criminalized on that basis alone," Mathen says.
A feminist version of companionate marriage was championed by some women, black and white, who endorsed women's economic independence and claimed a right to female sexual fulfillment without necessarily linking that to monogamous marriage or heterosexuality.
Emphasizing devadasis' roles as dancers and ritual specialists, several studies argue that these dedicated women enjoyed opportunities more varied than those available within heterosexual monogamous marriage.
As Carter states, "the Christian model of lifelong monogamous marriage was not a dominant world view until the late nineteenth century.