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matrilocal

[ ma-truh-loh-kuhl, mey- ]
/ ˌmæ trəˈloʊ kəl, ˌmeɪ- /
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adjective Anthropology.
of or relating to residence with the wife's family or tribe; uxorilocal: matrilocal customs.
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Origin of matrilocal

First recorded in 1905–10; matri- + local

OTHER WORDS FROM matrilocal

mat·ri·lo·cal·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for matrilocal

matrilocal
/ (ˈmætrɪˌləʊkəl, ˈmeɪ-) /

adjective
denoting, having, or relating to a marriage pattern in which the couple live with the wife's family

Derived forms of matrilocal

matrilocality (ˌmætrɪləʊˈkælɪtɪ, ˌmeɪ-), nounmatrilocally, adverb
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