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patrilocal

[ pa-truh-loh-kuhl, pey- ]
/ ˌpæ trəˈloʊ kəl, ˌpeɪ- /
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Origin of patrilocal

First recorded in 1905–10; patri- + local
pat·ri·lo·cal·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for patrilocal

patrilocal
/ (ˌpætrɪˈləʊkəl) /

adjective

having or relating to a marriage pattern in which the couple lives with the husband's family
patrilocally, adverb
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