[pa-truh-loh-kuh l, pey-]
Origin of patrilocal
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In such a case the marriage is called matrilocal; otherwise it is patrilocal.Anthropology
When the husband removes and lives in his wife's group the marriage is matrilocal; if the wife removes it is patrilocal.
I therefore propose to term the three types matrilocal, removal, and patrilocal marriages.
- having or relating to a marriage pattern in which the couple lives with the husband's family
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Word Origin and History for patrilocal
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