adjective. ['ˌpætrɪˈlɪniːəl'] based on or tracing descent through the male line.
- lineal (English)
- linealis (Latin)
- patri- (English)
Words that Rhyme with Patrilineal
Example sentences of the word patrilineal
1. Noun, singular or mass
Chinese culture operates based upon both patrilineal and patriarchal design.
Pohnpeian society traditionally operated as system of chiefdoms and it retains matrilineal clans and patrilineal inheritance.