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patrilinear

[ pa-truh-lin-ee-er, pey- ]
/ ˌpæ trəˈlɪn i ər, ˌpeɪ- /
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adjective
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Origin of patrilinear

First recorded in 1910–15; patri- + linear

OTHER WORDS FROM patrilinear

pat·ri·lin·e·ar·ly, adverb
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