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patrilineage

[pa-truh-lin-ee-ij, pey-] /ˌpæ trəˈlɪn i ɪdʒ, ˌpeɪ-/
noun
1.
lineal descent traced through the male line.
Origin of patrilineage
1945-1950
First recorded in 1945-50; patri- + lineage1
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