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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The practice of tracing descent through the father's line.

Usage examples (8)
  • Were imperialism and capitalism, guns and gold, tradition and patriliny really as omnipotent in determining the exterior and interior landscapes of women's lives as...
  • Anthropologist Lloyd Swantz, who began researching Zaramo societies as early as the 1960s, postulated that the intermingling of Swahili societies with an emphasis on...
  • Similarly, the normative pressures and advantages for a woman to remain at her marital homestead (vukatini) are great: According to the formal rules of patriliny, women...
  • For women in postwar Facazisse, cultivated fields were more than just patches of soil for growing crops; they were also a source of female social and ritual power and a... for more
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