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serial monogamy

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noun
  1. a form of monogamy characterized by several successive, short-term marriages over the course of a lifetime.

Origin of serial monogamy

First recorded in 1970–75
Also called serial marriage.
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British Dictionary definitions for serial monogamy

serial monogamy

noun
  1. the practice of having a number of long-term romantic or sexual partners in succession
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