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Definition of "patrilineage" []

  • Line of descent as traced through men on the paternal side of a family. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "patrilineage" in a sentence
  • "Other food avoidance taboos notable among Kaguru speakers do exist, though they, unlike the Gogo, are not attached to the idea of a predominant patrilineage and are instead commonly connected to beliefs that can, for example, compromise pregnancy. 55"
  • "In the Ruvu language subgroups a relict designation for patrilineage, * - lòngò, represents a continuity of an idea that proto-Savanna Bantu speakers innovated in the second millennium BCE."
  • "At the same time, in an effort to communicate how the patrilineage was of some potential leverage in society, and thus why it likely persisted, he explained that in the face of abuse by matrilineal relatives, men sometimes use the patrilineage to counter their maltreatment. 56"
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