(noun) When a husband and wife live with or near the wife’s family.
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- Plural: matrilocal residences
- A marriage that requires a matrilocal residence is called a matrilocal marriage.
- A matripatrilocal residence is when a couple first lives with the husband’s family and then after a period of time, the wife’s family.
- Also called:
- uxorilocal residence
- Matrilocal residence used in a sentence: We moved to a matrilocal residence after we got married.
- When spouses live with the wife’s family they are living (adjective) matrilocal or ((adjective) matrilocally.
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- Word origin of “matrilocal” and “residence” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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How to Cite the Definition of Matrilocal Residence
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “matrilocal residence.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 14, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/matrilocal-residence/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
matrilocal residence. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/matrilocal-residence/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “matrilocal residence.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 14, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/matrilocal-residence/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“matrilocal residence.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 14 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/matrilocal-residence/>.