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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.


the state or custom of residing with the family or tribe of the husband, as in certain primitive societies. Cf. matrilocality. — patrilocal, adj.
See also: Anthropology
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Taylor's research on North Pentecost gives a sense of the local grounding of marriage among Sia Raga, given matrilineal descent and patrilocality.
These tensions are complicated by the normative nature of patrilocality where sons stay within their parents' home even after marriage, while married women join their husbands in their inlaws household.
This, said the archaeologists is a strong indication of patrilocality - a male-centred kinship system where females move to reside in the location of the males when they marry.
This also provides a strong indication of Patrilocality, a male-centered kinship system where females move to reside in the location of the males when they marry.
See, for example, Melvin Firestone, Brothers and Rivals: Patrilocality in Savage Cove (St.
As consistency is absent from the female sample, women potentially originated in several different LBK communities on the Loess, perhaps further supporting the idea of patrilocality for the LBK (Eisenhauer 2003; Bentley 2007).
Belonging is important in Newfoundland and Labrador but with its long history of patrilocality, where and to whom have women belonged?
Patriliny and patrilocality are the key features of such a system.
Patrilines, Patrilocality, and Fertility Decline in Vietnam, Asia-Pacific Population Journal, 17 (2): 111-128.
This is an indication of exogamy (marrying out) and patrilocality (the females moving to the location of the males).
However, continued social-cultural barriers to population flow such as endogamy and patrilocality could have led to the observed current differential geographic frequencies between the J2a-M410 and J1-M267 haplogroups.
The majority of the fifteen or so ethno-linguistic groups on the island permutate matriliny, patriliny, patrilocality, and uxorilocality in so various a manner that Timor offers what one might call 'an ethnographic laboratory' for the study of any number of comparative sociological problems, including those of social classification and gender.