- the practice or condition of having only one wife at a time.
- (of a male animal) the condition of having one mate at a time.
- (in social insects) the condition of having one functioning queen in a colony.
- Botany. the condition of having one pistil.
Origin of monogyny
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- the custom of having only one female sexual partner over a period of time