Definition of Nonunilineal Descent
Types of Nonunilineal Descent
Nonunilineal Descent Pronunciation
Syllabification: non·u·ni·lin·e·al de·scent
- Plural: nonunilineal descents
- This is a simplified definition of a vast continuum of societal and cultural practices.
- If two people share an ancestor in a nonunilineal descent system they are cognates of each other.
- In contrast to nonunilineal descent, unilineal descent traces an individual’s descent through one sex only, either through the father (patrilineal) or mother (matrilineal).
- Variant spelling: non-unilineal descent
- Also called cognatic descent.
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “nonunilineal descent.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved February 26, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/nonunilineal-descent/).
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“nonunilineal descent.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 26 Feb. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/nonunilineal-descent/>.