[ ma-tree-poh-tes-tl, mey- ]
/ ˌmæ tri poʊˈtɛs tl, ˌmeɪ- /
of or relating to the authority exercised by a mother or a mother's blood relatives.
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Words nearby matripotestal
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For our present purpose, all turns on the distinction between the matripotestal and the patripotestal family.
This is known as the matripotestal, as contrasted with the patripotestal, type of family.