Definition of Bilineal Descent
Example of Bilineal Descent
- Children are related to their father’s father (paternal grandfather) and their mother’s mother (maternal grandmother) but not their father’s mother (paternal grandmother) or mother’s father (maternal grandfather).
Bilineal Descent Pronunciation
- IPA Pronunciation
- American English
- /bɪˈlɪnɪəl dəˈsɛnt/
- /bɪˈlɪnɪəl diˈsɛnt/
- British English
- /bɪˈlɪnɪəl dᵻˈsɛnt/
- American English
- Syllabification: (bi·lin·e·al de·scent)
- Plural: bilineal descents
- This not the same as bilateral descent.
- A type of nonunilineal descent.
- Variant spelling: bi-lineal descent
- Also called double descent.
- Family and Kinship Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “descent” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- ambilineal descent
- bilateral descent
- descent group
- extended family
- nonunilineal descent
- parallel descent
- unilineal descent
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “bilineal descent.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 18, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/bilineal-descent/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
bilineal descent. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/bilineal-descent/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “bilineal descent.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 18, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/bilineal-descent/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“bilineal descent.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 18 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/bilineal-descent/>.