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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The state or practice of having one husband at a time.
  • n. Botany The condition of being monandrous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The possession by a woman of only one husband at one time.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The possession by a woman of only one husband at the same time; -- contrasted with polyandry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The monandrous state; the practice of having only one husband.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the state of having only one husband at a time


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  • This word sounds very gimpish.

    November 22, 2008