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1. Anthropology Of or relating to residence with a husband's kin group or clan.
2. Zoology Of or relating to the tendency of females to leave their natal group and reside in or mate with males of a different group: Chimpanzees are patrilocal.

pat′ri·lo·cal′i·ty (-kăl′ĭ-tē) n.
pat′ri·lo′cal·ly adv.


(Sociology) having or relating to a marriage pattern in which the couple lives with the husband's family
ˌpatriˈlocally adv
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The family structure in the Middle East has been described as extended, patrilineal, patrilocal, patriarchal, endogamous, and occasionally polygynous (Baraket, 1993), and patriarchal ideology and family structure have persisted for centuries despite the challenges posed by the modernization of Arab countries.
Haviland's proposal that such residence was patrilineal, patrilocal and patriarchal has influenced the interpretations of Mayanists ever since, and his visual reconstruction of the compound over time (reproduced as 20B: fig.
Family life was patrilocal (the wife moved into the husband's household) and patrilineal (inheritance passed from father to son).
The real question becomes not why are they against it, but why would any family in a patrilineal, patrilocal agrarian society (like Afghanistan), put any effort into any female education other than basics?
Rules assuring that women do not end up bereft of land rights in both birth village and marital village where there is patrilocal marriage, i.
Son preference is deeply rooted in various patriarchal practices, including a patrilineal inheritance system, a patrilocal marriage system, the social custom of dowry and the dependence of aging parents on sons.
The social framework paragon of traditional (H)mong society consists of a large extended family in patrilocal households with patrilineal descent.
Families were probably extended with patrilocal residence.
Until the early 1990s, Newfoundland's nearly five hundred years of settlement were characterized by a patrilineal ideology that was evidenced by an emphasis on patronymic surnames, male inheritance and patrilocal residency (Firestone, 1967; Faris 1972; Powers 1984).
Nearly half of them had also eschewed the traditional pattern of female patrilocal residence until marriage in favour of living alone or with friends.
Abstract: It has been widely documented in patrilocal and strongly patrilineal settings in India that the presence and influence of mothers-in-law in the household may affect fertility decisions made by young couples.
patrilocal marriage with only patrilineal succession and inheritance) always and everywhere the norm?