[ ma-truh-loh-kuh l, mey- ]
/ ˌmæ trəˈloʊ kəl, ˌmeɪ- /
of or relating to residence with the wife's family or tribe; uxorilocal: matrilocal customs.
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OTHER WORDS FROM matrilocalmat·ri·lo·cal·i·ty, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for matrilocal
The extended family groupings in terms of matrilocal residence or centered around a sibling group are amorphous but flexible.Shoshone-Bannock Subsistence and Society|Robert F. Murphy
When the husband removes and lives in his wife's group the marriage is matrilocal; if the wife removes it is patrilocal.Kinship Organisations and Group Marriage in Australia|Northcote W. Thomas
British Dictionary definitions for matrilocal
/ (ˈmætrɪˌləʊkəl, ˈmeɪ-) /
denoting, having, or relating to a marriage pattern in which the couple live with the wife's family
Derived forms of matrilocalmatrilocality (ˌmætrɪləʊˈkælɪtɪ, ˌmeɪ-), nounmatrilocally, adverb
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