(noun) When a husband and wife live with or near the husband’s family.
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- Plural: patrilocal residences
- A marriage that requires a patrilocal residence is called a patrilocal marriage.
- A patrimatrilocal 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:
- virolocal residence
- Patrilocal residence used in a sentence: We moved to a patrilocal residence after we got married.
- When spouses live with the husband’s family they are living (adjective) patrilocal or (adjective) patrilocally.
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- Word origin of “patrilocal” and “residence” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
How to Cite the Definition of Patrilocal Residence
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “patrilocal residence.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 27, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/patrilocal-residence/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
patrilocal residence. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://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 March 27, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/patrilocal-residence/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“patrilocal residence.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 27 Mar. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/patrilocal-residence/>.