Definition of Matrilocal Residence
Example of Matrilocal Residence
Matrilocal Residence Pronunciation
Syllabification: mat·ri·lo·cal res·i·dence
- Plural: matrilocal residences
- In contrast to matrilocal residence, a patrilocal residence is when a husband and wife live with or near the husband’s family; an avunculocal residence is when a husband and wife live with or near the husband’s maternal uncle; a bilocal residence is when a husband and wife can live with or near either spouses’ family or alternate between families; a duolocal residence is when a married couple live at separate locations and typically only come together to conceive children; and a neolocal residence is when a married couple live together in a new residence instead of with the husband’s family or the wife’s family.
- The residency requirement to live with or near the family of either spouse is called a unilocal rule.
- 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.
- Variant spelling: matri-local residence
- Also called:
- uxorilocal residence
- When spouses live with the wife’s family they are living (adjective) matrilocal or (adjective) matrilocally.
- Family and Kinship – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “matrilocal” and “residence” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- avunculocal residence
- bilocal residence
- duolocal residence
- family of orientation
- family of procreation
- extended family
- neolocal residence
- postmarital residence
- unilocal rule
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “matrilocal residence.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved November 28, 2023 (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 November 28, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/matrilocal-residence/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“matrilocal residence.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 28 Nov. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/matrilocal-residence/>.