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[pa-truh-lin-ee-ij, pey-] /ˌpæ trəˈlɪn i ɪdʒ, ˌpeɪ-/

lineal descent traced through the male line.


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    [pa-truh-lin-ee-er, pey-] /ˌpæ trəˈlɪn i ər, ˌpeɪ-/ adjective 1. .

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    [pa-truh-lahy-nee, pey-] /ˈpæ trəˌlaɪ ni, ˈpeɪ-/ noun, plural patrilinies. 1. the tracing of descent exclusively through the male members of a family.

  • Patrilocal

    [pa-truh-loh-kuh l, pey-] /ˌpæ trəˈloʊ kəl, ˌpeɪ-/ adjective, Anthropology. 1. . /ˌpætrɪˈləʊkəl/ adjective 1. having or relating to a marriage pattern in which the couple lives with the husband’s family adj. 1906, from patri- + local (adj.).

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