patrilocal

[pa-truh-loh-kuh l, pey-]

Origin of patrilocal

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

patrilocal

adjective
  1. having or relating to a marriage pattern in which the couple lives with the husband's family
Derived Formspatrilocally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for patrilocal
adj.

1906, from patri- + local (adj.).

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