Sunday, June 19, 2011
Definitions for virilocal
- Living with or located near a husband's father's family.
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Citations for virilocal
By contrast, when marriage is virilocal, the ties between married women and their natal groups are commonly attenuated.
According to tradition the Ngoni were a virilocal people, yet if a man went to live with his wife's relatives his own kinsfolk could not force him to return by appealing to this virilocal tradition.
Origin of virilocal
Virilocal combines the Latin roots Viri-, "man," and -local, "of a specific place."