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patrilineage

[ pa-truh-lin-ee-ij, pey- ]
/ ˌpæ trəˈlɪn i ɪdʒ, ˌpeɪ- /
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noun
lineal descent traced through the male line.
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Origin of patrilineage

First recorded in 1945–50; patri- + lineage1
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