Adjective(1) based on or tracing descent through the male line
(1) He also examines how attempts to insist on patrilineal descent for Fijian voting rights exclude many people who lead Fijian lives through maternal ties.(2) In a patrilineal society, having many male offspring was a big concern and a much-invoked wish.(3) Some of the people follow matrilineal descent rules, while others follow patrilineal rules.(4) They think of these groups as patrilineal descent groups, although they are in fact quite flexible in membership criteria.(5) Most Ugandan cultures are patrilineal , so people tend to identify more with their father's tribe.(6) Many others throughout the kingdom assert patrilineal descent from eponymous ancestors from ancient Arab tribes.(7) Why the change occurred is not 100% clear, but is likely a result of the traumas of exile, when many Jewish women were raped, and a patrilineal descent rule would have been a disaster.(8) The tribal land-owning corporations are themselves patrilineal descent groups or lineages whose members acquire rights by virtue of being the sons and daughters of a particular man.(9) The patrilineal descent principle is important, and the lineage is very often localized within a geographic neighborhood in which it constitutes a majority.(10) Although the patrilineal descendants of the six forgot their ancestral language they retained a nostalgic remembrance of their old place.(11) Descent is reckoned bilaterally, with a patrilineal bias.(12) All of the indigenous groups are patrilineal and have ideologies of male dominance.(13) Many of Indonesia's ethnic groups have strong kinship groupings based upon patrilineal , matrilineal, or bilateral descent.(14) In this patrilineal society, property is a male birthright.(15) On the other hand, other modes of alliance also remained important, and relationships between patrilineal kin could be antagonistic as well as friendly.(16) Whether a departed angel or a current harpy, however, she must give place to the assertion of patriarchal hierarchies, patrilineal descent, and male-dominated marriage.
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