matrilocal

[ ma-truh-loh-kuh l, 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.

Nearby words

  1. matrifocal,
  2. matrilateral,
  3. matrilineage,
  4. matrilineal,
  5. matriliny,
  6. matrimonial,
  7. matrimony,
  8. matrimony vine,
  9. matripotestal,
  10. matrix


Origin of matrilocal

First recorded in 1905–10; matri- + local

Related formsmat·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 Formsmatrilocality (ˌmætrɪləʊˈkælɪtɪ, ˌmeɪ-), nounmatrilocally, adverb

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Word Origin and History for matrilocal

matrilocal

adj.

1897, from matri- + local.

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