bilateral descent


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Related to bilateral descent: unilateral descent, Double descent
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Noun1.bilateral descent - line of descent traced through both the maternal and paternal sides of the family
filiation, line of descent, lineage, descent - the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors
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Whereas Sufi customary practices permit the bilateral descent of spiritual authority to women, the Salafis believe that women have little right to become authority figures and "[associate] women with emotion, weakness and child-rearing" (p.
Taken together, these analyses are consistent with the conclusion that bilateral descent characterized ancestral humans, and that such patterns were features of ancestral societies in which male androphilia was expressed in the transgendered form.
Societies which accepted homosexuality were those with bilateral descent system of family lineage.

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