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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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Although, descent is traced through the mother, the woman lives patrilocally (8).
Kandiyoti also suggests that the mother-and daughter-in-law dynamic is cyclically reproduced through generations of the patrilocally extended household: for the daughter-in-law, "the deprivation and hardship she experiences as a young bride is eventually superseded by the control and authority she will have over her own subservient daughters-in-law" (Kandiyoti, 1988, p.
However, sometimes it may be difficult for women to obtain support from their parents and relatives as most of the married women in Bangladesh--especially in rural areas--have to move away from their own families and live patrilocally (with a husband's kin group or clan).
Married patrilocally and living permanently on her in-laws' farm ("I've no home of my own now"), Maggie has brought Joey with her into the marriage: he is, in effect, what remains of her "people" (80).
The wealth attained from opium, along with open lands and access to cheap labor for this labor intensive crop, had allowed new households autonomy from parental households so that newly established Lisu households could settle patrilocally, uxorilocally, or neolocally with more distant kin, especially since the main constraint in this system was labor (more labor meant more wealth since land was an open access resource).