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A descent group traced through men on the paternal side of a family.


(Anthropology & Ethnology) a line of descendants through the male line


(ˌpæ trəˈlɪn i ɪdʒ, ˌpeɪ-)

lineal descent traced through the male line.
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Noun1.patrilineage - line of descent traced through the paternal side of the familypatrilineage - line of descent traced through the paternal side of the family
unilateral descent - line of descent traced through one side of the family
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The refusal of a particular wife to have sex with the husband was a denial of right and a challenge to the man's authority which was best resolved by members of the families or formal patrilineage organizations (Amadiume 1987:1).
Through endogamous marriages, this elite reproduced in a bilinear manner, maintaining its status through both matrilineage (hinya) and Arab and sharif patrilineage (qabila).
This recurrent motif of troubled patrilineage reveals the cultural anxieties of the Irish Americans when they try to (re)establish themselves in a new society.
This is done by the Chinese for certain reasons, such as to ensure the continuation of the family line and the commemoration of the departed, to integrate daughters in a patrilineage, to ensure that no younger member of the family will be married ahead of older ones, and other family needs.
Instead, traces of the past remain active, rebounding upon, clawing back, interrupting, exposing, and even mocking the actions and intentions of today....Gothic meets regionalism when pathological or corrupt historical residues are located, not in a rotten patrilineage or a family secret, but rather in a community mentality....
It also found that Libyan patrilineage is shared only with Turkish Cypriots.
"Female Solitude and Patrilineage: Unmarried Women and Widows during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries." Journal of Family History 15 (4): 443-459.
In terms of lineages, the author is interested in patriliny and patrilineage relations that establish and concretize the domination of men over women.
Miller that Tom is a calculating plotter who intended to destroy the patrilineage: ""The ingratitude of this wretch [Tom] to this good young man [Blifil] is what I most resent; for madam, I have the greatest reason to imagine he had laid a plot to supplant my nephew in my favour, and to have disinherited him'" (794-95).
In societies where social and economic relations are structured by patrilineage, patriarchy is generally associated with higher levels of gender inequality and male domination (De Moor and Van Zanden, 2010).
This difficulty of challenging the patrilineage of critical models entrenched in a certain political (and aesthetic) mythology of postwar Italian culture has in the last years been at the center of various discussions within the field of Italian screen studies.
Even if Cable does not concede much of his novel's story arc to Palmyre's subversive efforts, her skillful navigation as an outsider within Creole society draws our attention to one of the biggest failings within the antebellum South: the hypocrisy of a racialized system of patrilineage in which heritage and kinship are obscured or disavowed in instances of miscegenation.