patrilineal kin


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Noun1.patrilineal kin - one related on the father's sidepatrilineal kin - one related on the father's side  
relative, relation - a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"
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Descriptions of alliance relations in terms of matrilineal or patrilineal kin reflected differences in the basic social organization of Indian and European societies.
On the other hand, other modes of alliance also remained important, and relationships between patrilineal kin could be antagonistic as well as friendly.
Ultimately, in Islamic law, the children of a Muslim marriage are taken into the formal custody of the father's patrilineal kin group, but this is delayed, depending upon interpretation, until seven and nine years, respectively for the boy and girl, or puberty for the boy and the time of the marriage of the girl.