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matrilinear

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj matrilinear based on or tracing descent through the female line "matrilineal inheritance"
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Usage

In literature:

Although this cannot be proved, it seems quite plausible because we know of matrilinear societies in the South of China at later times.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
Her consort was sometimes unknown and, in a matrilinear society, unimportant.
"Five Stages of Greek Religion" by Gilbert Murray
Descent was matrilinear, and a society known as matriarchy existed, as contrasted to the later patriarchy.
"The Sex Worship and Symbolism of Primitive Races" by Sanger Brown, II
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In news:

Addressing the prospect of a matrilinear millennium .
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