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patriliny

[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.
Origin of patriliny
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10; patrilin(eal) + -y3
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