By strict Jewish law, which follows a matrilineal line, Giffords is not a Jew.
In the northern portion descent is matrilineal, but patrilineal in the south.
Still the old awe of the Word of the matriarchal, matrilineal church.
The Seri are loosely organised in a number of exogamic, matrilineal, totemic clans.
It would make no difference whether descent were patrilineal or matrilineal.
The former are patrilineal and the latter are grouped into matrilineal exogamic totemic clans.
We also know approximately the limits of the matrilineal and patrilineal systems.
They were organised in many exogamous clans; descent was patrilineal although it was matrilineal in most Algonquian tribes.
At the present day the kinship may be matrilineal or patrilineal without affecting their right.
Succession to the chieftainship was matrilineal, and installation in the office was attended by much ceremony.
matrilineal mat·ri·lin·e·al (māt'rə-lĭn'ē-əl)
Relating to, based on, or tracing ancestral descent through the maternal line.