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matripotestal

[ma-tree-poh-tes-tl, mey-] /ˌmæ tri poʊˈtɛs tl, ˌmeɪ-/
adjective, Anthropology
1.
of or relating to the authority exercised by a mother or a mother's blood relatives.
Origin of matripotestal
matri- + potestal < Latin potest(ās) power + -al1
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