Definition of Unilocal Rule
(noun) The residency requirement to live with or near the family of either spouse.
Example of Unilocal Rule
- Traditionally, the Hopi, a group of Native Americans in the Southwest of the United States require a newly married couple to live with or near the wife’s family or at a matrilocal residence.
Types of Unilocal Rule
Unilocal Rule Pronunciation
Syllabification: u·ni·lo·cal rule
- Plural: unilocal rules
- A neolocal residence does not follow a unilocal rule.
- Variant spelling: uni-local rule
- avunculocal residence
- bilocal residence
- family of orientation
- family of procreation
- extended family
- matrilocal residence
- neolocal residence
- postmarital residence
Cite the Definition of Unilocal Rule
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “unilocal rule.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved May 29, 2023 (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 May 29, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/unilocal-rule/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“unilocal rule.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 29 May. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/unilocal-rule/>.