patrilocal residence

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

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Usage Notes:

  • 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:
    • patrilocality
    • virolocal residence
    • virolocality
  • 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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