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unilocal rule

Definition of Unilocal Rule

(noun) The residency requirement to live with or near the family of either spouse.

Example of Unilocal Rule

Types of Unilocal Rule

Unilocal Rule Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /juniloʊkəl rul/
    • British English
      • /juːniləʊkl ruːl/
  • Syllabification: (u·ni·lo·cal rule)

Usage Notes

  • Plural: unilocal rules
  • A neolocal residence does not follow a unilocal rule.
  • Variant spelling: uni-local rule

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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “unilocal rule.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 18, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/unilocal-rule/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “unilocal rule.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 18, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/unilocal-rule/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“unilocal rule.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 18 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/unilocal-rule/>.