Originally Posted by CielDuMatin
I think that's going to be a tough thing to do when even polyamorists can't agree on what the word means....
As I've said in other threads, I don't think there's as much disagreement about the term as it seems. I think people have differing ideas of what qualifies as a loving relationship, not on the idea that polyamory is multiple consensual loving relationships. It's just about agreeing to the definition, not to what the practice of the definition looks like, since that's going to be wide and varied.
We already have implicit agreements about that in monogamy, because it's been in the public consciousness for so long. I see no reason why we can't at least agree to a basic term in other ways.