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patrilocal residence

Definition of Patrilocal Residence

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

Example of Patrilocal Residence

  • Two heterosexual university students get married and move near the male partner’s family.

Patrilocal Residence Pronunciation

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Syllabification: pat·ri·lo·cal res·i·dence

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Griffiths, Heather, Nathan Keirns, Eric Strayer, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Gail Scaramuzzo, Tommy Sadler, Sally Vyain, Jeff Bry, Faye Jones. 2016. Introduction to Sociology 2e. Houston, TX: OpenStax.

Cite the Definition of Patrilocal Residence

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “patrilocal residence.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 22, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/patrilocal-residence/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

patrilocal residence. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/patrilocal-residence/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “patrilocal residence.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 22, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/patrilocal-residence/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“patrilocal residence.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 22 Sep. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/patrilocal-residence/>.