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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
But are we sure that there is only one type of matrilinear succession?The Bronze Age and the Celtic World|Harold Peake
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
Dionysius is the Son of his Mother because he issues from a matrilinear group.Introduction to the Science of Sociology|Robert E. Park
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