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OTHER WORDS FROM matrilinealmat·ri·lin·e·al·ly, mat·ri·lin·e·ar·ly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for matrilineal
Descent was matrilinear, and a society known as matriarchy existed, as contrasted to the later patriarchy.The Sex Worship and Symbolism of Primitive Races|Sanger Brown, II
But are we sure that there is only one type of matrilinear succession?The Bronze Age and the Celtic World|Harold Peake
They still have a strong element of descent in the matrilinear line and women aren't second-class citizens.Border, Breed Nor Birth|Dallas McCord Reynolds
These are the languages of the south central group of tribes with a 2-class system and matrilinear descent.Man, Past and Present|Agustus Henry Keane
Dionysius is the Son of his Mother because he issues from a matrilinear group.Introduction to the Science of Sociology|Robert E. Park