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
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.
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- 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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Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “bilineal descent.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved November 28, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/bilineal-descent/).
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