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patripotestal

[pa-truh-poh-tes-tl, pey-] /ˌpæ trə poʊˈtɛs tl, ˌpeɪ-/
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Anthropology. of or relating to the authority exercised by a father or a father's blood relatives.
Origin of patripotestal
1905-1910
1905-10; patri- + potestal
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  • This is known as the matripotestal, as contrasted with the patripotestal, type of family.

    Anthropology Robert Marett
  • For our present purpose, all turns on the distinction between the matripotestal and the patripotestal family.

    Anthropology Robert Marett

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