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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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figure By JOAN THATIAH Ihave lots of respect for the serial monogamist. You know, that man or woman who is always in a relationship but with only one person at a time?
Abstainers, monogamists, and multi-partnered "experimenters" were found to have significantly different patterns of partner choice, intimacy, and risk-taking (Netting, 1992; Netting & Burnett, 2004).
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Yet at that time, Christian monogamists composed a minority in the world.