patrilineage

noun
pat·​ri·​lineage | \ ¦pa‧trə, ¦pā‧trə+ \

Definition of patrilineage

: lineage based on or tracing descent through the paternal line contrasted with matrilineage

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History and Etymology for patrilineage

patr- + lineage

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“Patrilineage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/patrilineage. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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