patrilocal

adjective

pat·​ri·​local
¦pa‧trə,
¦pā‧trə+
: located at or centered around the residence of the husband's family or tribe
a patrilocal marriage
contrasted with matrilocal
compare avunculocal, neolocal

Word History

Etymology

patr- + local

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“Patrilocal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/patrilocal. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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