Monogamy Law and Legal Definition

Monogamy is the custom that restricts a person to one spouse at a time. Monogamy is prevalent in most modern cultures. Monogamy refers to the state of being legally married to only one spouse at a time. Appearing in two general forms, monogamy may imply a lifelong contract between two individuals that may be broken only under penalty. It may also mean that persons are required to be monogamous but may change spouse repeatedly, a practice sometimes called serial monogamy.