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[pa-truh-lin-ee-uh l, pey-] /ˌpæ trəˈlɪn i əl, ˌpeɪ-/

inheriting or determining descent through the male line.
tracing descent, kinship, or title through the male line

1904, from patri- + lineal.

patrilineal pat·ri·lin·e·al (pāt’rə-lĭn’ē-əl)
Relating to, based on, or tracing ancestral descent through the paternal line.
patrilineal [(pat-ruh-lin-ee-uhl)]

Tracing kinship and descent through the male line. (Compare matrilineal.)


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