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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The researchers found people in non-monogamous relationships were just as satisfied with the relationship they had with their main partner as those in monogamous ones.
In the 1970s and 1980s, at the height of the Sexual Revolution, social commentators began to suggest that a traditional, patriarchal, monogamous relationship should not be the social ideal.
The researchers used published reports to classify each species as monogamous or not, and then noted whether that species practices infanticide and whether the females live in discrete territories.
They concluded that mammals became monogamous because females had spread out geographically, and so males had to stick close by to fend off the competition.
To explore whether wife-specific fertility preferences and contraceptive use in polygamous marriages differ from those in monogamous marriages, researchers analysed data collected from a demographic surveillance site in Karonga district, Malawi.
It left the Second City fifth in a table of the most monogamous major European cities and the third in the UK.
His new wife is the daughter of a local politician from President Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF party, and the couple did not sign the monogamous registrar as previously planned.
Why is it that whenever you run an article about gay couples it only contains interviews with couples who either (1) do not have a monogamous relationship or (2) have a monogamous relationship, but one or both partners are not really happy with it being monogamous?
The Importance of Being Monogamous: Marriage and Nation Building in Western Canada to 1915 by Sarah Carter.
Sarah Carter, The Importance of Being Monogamous: Marriage and Nation Building in Western Canada to 1919 (Edmonton: AU Press and University of Alberta Press 2008)
Approximately one-in-five males in a "monogamous" relationship reported having had oral sex and/or vaginal intercourse with someone else (22.2% and 19.7% respectively) and withheld this information from their partners (thus leaving the partners vulnerable to STD/HIV infection).
I show one of the highest rates of extra-pair paternity (EPP) ever recorded for a behaviorally monogamous mammal.