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matrilocal residence

Definition of Matrilocal Residence

(noun) When a husband and wife live with or near the wife’s family.

Example of Matrilocal Residence

Matrilocal Residence Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈˌmætrəˈloʊk(ə)l ˈrɛz(ə)d(ə)ns/
      • /ˈˌmeɪtrəˈloʊk(ə)l ˈrɛz(ə)d(ə)ns/
    • British English /ˌmatrᵻˈləʊkl ˈrɛzᵻd(ə)ns/
  • Syllabification: (mat·ri·lo·cal res·i·dence)

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Works Consulted

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Cite the Definition of Matrilocal Residence

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “matrilocal residence.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 16, 2019 (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 October 16, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/matrilocal-residence/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“matrilocal residence.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 16 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/matrilocal-residence/>.