Definition of Patrilineally
1. Adverb. By descent through the male line.
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Patrilineally
Literary usage of Patrilineally
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Pakistan: A Country Study edited by Peter R. Blood (1996)
"Descent is reckoned patrilineally, so only those related through male ancestors are considered relatives. The biradari, or group of male kin (the ..."
2. Primitive Society by Robert Harry Lowie (1920)
"... where some kinds of property are transmitted matrilineally, others patrilineally ; there are patronymic tribes like the Warramunga among whom the legacy ..."
3. Violence in South Africa: A Variety of Perspectives by Elirea Bornman, René Van Eeden, Marie Wentzel (1998)
"Status, for instance, is passed down patrilineally as well as matrilineally. Thus men do not automatically hold the upper hand in society or in politics. ..."