patriliny

noun

pat·​ri·​li·​ny
ˈpa‧trəˌlīnē,
ˈpā‧-
plural -es
: the practice of tracing descent through the father's line
contrasted with matriliny

Word History

Etymology

patrilineal + -y

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“Patriliny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/patriliny. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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