patriliny

[ pa-truh-lahy-nee, pey- ]
/ ˈpæ trəˌlaɪ ni, ˈpeɪ- /

noun, plural pat·ri·li·nies.

the tracing of descent exclusively through the male members of a family.

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Origin of patriliny

First recorded in 1905–10; patrilin(eal) + -y3
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