patriliny

[pa-truh-lahy-nee, pey-]

noun, plural pat·ri·li·nies.

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

Nearby words

  1. patrifocal,
  2. patrilateral,
  3. patrilineage,
  4. patrilineal,
  5. patrilinear,
  6. patrilocal,
  7. patrimonial,
  8. patrimony,
  9. patriot,
  10. patriot act

Origin of patriliny

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

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