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Topic: Family and Religion

Sociological Term: Monogamy marriage

Definition of the term: A marriage between two partners, usually a woman
and a man.

Source of picture: Newspaper cutting, Photo, Drawing

Monogamy marriage is defined as marriage with only one person at a

time or the practice of having only one mate. It is the only legal form of
marriage in the United States. In other cultures, however, it is quite
common to have multiple wives and/or husbands. Monogamy is also a
rather historically recent development as well.

Back in ancestral times, humans mainly practiced polygyny (having

multiple wives). However, in the modern times, legal monogamy is more