bilateral descent

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Related to bilateral descent: unilateral descent, Double descent
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Noun1.bilateral descent - line of descent traced through both the maternal and paternal sides of the family
filiation, line of descent, lineage, descent - the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors
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Whereas Sufi customary practices permit the bilateral descent of spiritual authority to women, the Salafis believe that women have little right to become authority figures and "[associate] women with emotion, weakness and child-rearing" (p.
Societies which accepted homosexuality were those with bilateral descent system of family lineage.

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