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The custom or condition of having only one mate in an intimate relationship, of being dedicated to a single partner.
Monogamy is a traditional ideal in various societies, yet many people in these societies are not monogamous.

Cheating (being involved with someone else, with secrecy and deception) is a destructive way to be nonmonogamous. On the other hand, swinging and polyamory (types of responsible nonmonogamy based on the knowledge and consent of everyone involved) are viable choices for some people.
by Grinning Cat March 06, 2008
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marriage with only one person at a time, and the practice of only having one mate.
Because he didn't want a threesome, He showed to be manogamous.

An orgy is the the total opposite of monogamy.
by Rebeca December 30, 2006
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What happens when your woman "just can't take it anymore", but you want to keep having sex.
Jen: Do you believe in monogamy?
Brad: Why?...
Jen: I don't want sex if you don't want to be monogamous.
Brad: Sure- monogamy's my one true love, honey... Besides you of course.

Jen: *awwwwwww*
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Monogamy, like bigamy is also defined as having one wife too many.
He practiced monogamy. He has one wife.
by Gandalf2349 December 20, 2005
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When you are in a relationship and sleep with other people but always tell your significant other about it.
Aldous- yes, i had sex with other people, but i always told her about it. Monogamy!!
by DJKrazyK July 21, 2010
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