Definition of Patrilocal Residence
Example of Patrilocal Residence
Patrilocal Residence Pronunciation
Syllabification: pat·ri·lo·cal res·i·dence
- Plural: patrilocal residences
- In contrast to patrilocal residence, a matrilocal residence is when a husband and wife live with or near the wife’s family, an avunculocal residence is when a husband and wife live with or near the husband’s maternal uncle, bilocal residence is when a husband and wife can live with or near either spouses’ family or alternate between families, 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 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.
- Variant spelling: patri-local residence
- Also called:
- virolocal residence
- When spouses live with the husband’s family they are living (adjective) patrilocal or (adjective) patrilocally.
- Family and Kinship Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “patrilocal” and “residence” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- avunculocal residence
- bilocal residence
- duolocal residence
- extended family
- family of orientation
- family of procreation
- matrilocal residence
- neolocal residence
- unilocal rule
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.
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “patrilocal residence.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved November 28, 2023 (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 November 28, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/patrilocal-residence/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“patrilocal residence.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 28 Nov. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/patrilocal-residence/>.