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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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Para la mujer, el matrimonio es exogamico y patrilocal (Faron 94-9).
Inheritance and ownership of other property that is not the ancestral land could have become more patrilineal, the residence pattern might vary from uxorilocal to patrilocal or even independent, and the power of the nominal heads of clans, be they women or men, could be reduced to overseeing the ancestral land or sorting out family disputes.
This so-called patrilocal pattern combined with individual female mobility was not a temporary phenomenon, but persisted over a period of 800 years during the transition from the Neolithic to the Early Bronze Age.
Unos grupos cohesionados en torno a reglas de descendencia patrilineal y de residencia patrilocal (Faron 1969, Course 2011, Campbell 2012, Adan 2014), que suponen que la mujer abandona su territorio y unidad familiar para pasar a residir con la familia del esposo, compuesta por sus padres, hijos varones con sus esposas e hijos, y hermanos y hermanas solteros.
For example, "classic patriarchy" is one form of patriarchy which is based on agricultural mode of production, patrilocal residence, patrilineal corporate extended household, the material and symbolic authority of the senior man, the wealth flow from children to the parents, and high fertility (Kandiyoti, 1988).
Chapais y decrit le groupe patrilocal ancestral, l'evolution du lien reproducteur stable et de la famille, de la paternite et de la parente patrilineaire, de la naissance de la tribu primitive, des origines biologiques de l'echange matrimonial et de l'alliance nature-culture.
some days are auspicious and others inauspicious; a patrilocal and
There are some obstacles in the state reforms for education such as the challenges of the religious and cultural criticisms on women education and these are firmly rooted in male-controlled kinship structure in patrilocal marriage as well as women mobility.
The Araucanians were (and the Mapuche still are) a patrilineal, patrilocal, and bilateral society that recognized its kin on both the mother and father's sides.
However, in our sample, this asymmetry is not extreme: 51% of the societies are patrilocal (couples reside with the husband's kin), 30% are matrilocal (couples reside with the wife's kin), and the remaining 19% practice some other form of marital location.
El intercambio matrimonial asociado con una residencia patrilocal da cuenta de una urdiembre geografica desplazada por el curso de la historia contemporanea: el lago, hasta avanzado el siglo XX, fue el unico medio para el transporte local.
5) The Soninke were and are a patrilineal society divided into descent groups (xabilanu; singular: xabilci), and especially into patrilocal households (kamr, singular: ka).