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A descent group traced through men on the paternal side of a family.


(Anthropology & Ethnology) a line of descendants through the male line


(ˌpæ trəˈlɪn i ɪdʒ, ˌpeɪ-)

lineal descent traced through the male line.
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Noun1.patrilineage - line of descent traced through the paternal side of the familypatrilineage - line of descent traced through the paternal side of the family
unilateral descent - line of descent traced through one side of the family
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This is done by the Chinese for certain reasons, such as to ensure the continuation of the family line and the commemoration of the departed, to integrate daughters in a patrilineage, to ensure that no younger member of the family will be married ahead of older ones, and other family needs.
Gothic meets regionalism when pathological or corrupt historical residues are located, not in a rotten patrilineage or a family secret, but rather in a community mentality.
It also found that Libyan patrilineage is shared only with Turkish Cypriots.
In societies where social and economic relations are structured by patrilineage, patriarchy is generally associated with higher levels of gender inequality and male domination (De Moor and Van Zanden, 2010).
As we saw, his aspiration to eldership rested on substantiating his entitlements as a man occupying a senior position in the Jakite patrilineage.
This difficulty of challenging the patrilineage of critical models entrenched in a certain political (and aesthetic) mythology of postwar Italian culture has in the last years been at the center of various discussions within the field of Italian screen studies.
In terms of lineages, the author is interested in patriliny and patrilineage relations that establish and concretize the domination of men over women.
In Whalen's work we see, through Reynolds's "cultural patrilineage," their "[l]ove of nature, sharp critique of industrial materialism, admiration for eighteenth-century literature, an exhortation to make and do" (173).
Clearly, a metaphor for patrilineage and privilege.
To do this they had to take on the distinctive characteristics of that estate, of which the most important was patrilineage, marked by a common hereditary surname and by common hereditary arms.
Frequent monitoring of foetal development through ultrasound scanning gives pregnant women the hard-won identity of "good mother", someone who dutifully belongs with her child, her husband and her husband's patrilineage.
Women were perpetual legal minors and were most vulnerable when the male breadwinner was mad and could not support the women and children in his family, threatening its survival and that of his wider patrilineage.