[ma-truh-lin-ee-uh l, mey-] /ˌmæ trəˈlɪn i əl, ˌmeɪ-/
inheriting or determining descent through the female line.
relating to descent or kinship through the female line
“pertaining to or descended from the mother’s side,” 1897, from matri- + lineal. Related: Matrilineage; matrilineally.
matrilineal mat·ri·lin·e·al (māt’rə-lĭn’ē-əl)
Relating to, based on, or tracing ancestral descent through the maternal line.
Tracing kinship and descent through the female line. (Compare patrilineal.)
[ma-truh-lin-ee, -lahy-nee, mey-] /ˈmæ trəˌlɪn i, -ˌlaɪ ni, ˈmeɪ-/ noun, plural matrilinies. 1. the tracing of descent through the mother’s line of a family.
[ma-truh-loh-kuh l, mey-] /ˌmæ trəˈloʊ kəl, ˌmeɪ-/ adjective, Anthropology. 1. of or relating to residence with the wife’s family or tribe; uxorilocal: matrilocal customs. /ˈmætrɪˌləʊkəl; ˈmeɪ-/ adjective 1. denoting, having, or relating to a marriage pattern in which the couple live with the wife’s family adj. 1897, from matri- + local.
[ma-truh-moh-nee-uh l] /ˌmæ trəˈmoʊ ni əl/ adjective 1. of or relating to ; marital; nuptial; connubial; conjugal. /ˌmætrɪˈməʊnɪəl/ adjective 1. relating to marriage: matrimonial troubles adj. mid-15c., from Middle French matrimonial (14c.) and directly from Late Latin matrimonialis, from Latin matrimonium (see matrimony). Earlier as a noun meaning “a marriage” (late 15c.). Related: Matrimonially.
[ma-truh-moh-nee] /ˈmæ trəˌmoʊ ni/ noun, plural matrimonies for 2. 1. the state of being married; marriage: He was married in 1870 and lived in matrimony 12 years. 2. the rite, ceremony, or sacrament of marriage: The priest has united them in the bonds of holy matrimony. /ˈmætrɪmənɪ/ noun (pl) -nies 1. the state or condition […]