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1. patrilineal

adjective. ['ˌpætrɪˈlɪniːəl'] based on or tracing descent through the male line.

Synonyms

  • patrilinear
  • direct

Antonyms

  • unrelated
  • planar
  • cubic

Etymology

  • lineal (English)
  • linealis (Latin)
  • patri- (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Patrilineal

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Example sentences of the word patrilineal


1. Noun, singular or mass
Chinese culture operates based upon both patrilineal and patriarchal design.

2. Adjective
Pohnpeian society traditionally operated as system of chiefdoms and it retains matrilineal clans and patrilineal inheritance.

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