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[ma-truh-loh-kuh l, mey-] /ˌmæ trəˈloʊ kəl, ˌmeɪ-/

adjective, Anthropology.
of or relating to residence with the wife’s family or tribe; uxorilocal:
matrilocal customs.
/ˈmætrɪˌləʊkəl; ˈmeɪ-/
denoting, having, or relating to a marriage pattern in which the couple live with the wife’s family

1897, from matri- + local.


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