patrilineage

[pa-truh-lin-ee-ij, pey-]

noun

lineal descent traced through the male line.

Nearby words

  1. patrick, saint,
  2. patriclinous,
  3. patricliny,
  4. patrifocal,
  5. patrilateral,
  6. patrilineal,
  7. patrilinear,
  8. patriliny,
  9. patrilocal,
  10. patrimonial

Origin of patrilineage

First recorded in 1945–50; patri- + lineage1

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