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matrilocal

[ma-truh-loh-kuh l, mey-] /ˌmæ trəˈloʊ kəl, ˌmeɪ-/
adjective, Anthropology
1.
of or relating to residence with the wife's family or tribe; uxorilocal:
matrilocal customs.
Compare neolocal, virilocal.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; matri- + local
Related forms
matrilocality, noun
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  • However, some of the societies are matrilineal or matrilocal.
British Dictionary definitions for matrilocal

matrilocal

/ˈmætrɪˌləʊkəl; ˈmeɪ-/
adjective
1.
denoting, having, or relating to a marriage pattern in which the couple live with the wife's family
Derived Forms
matrilocality (ˌmætrɪləʊˈkælɪtɪ; ˌmeɪ-) noun
matrilocally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for matrilocal
adj.

1897, from matri- + local.

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