(noun) A descent system tracing descent through the father or mother.
(noun) A crime that destroys or leads to the theft of property, without the use or threat of force.
(noun) The rules or expectations that determine and regulate appropriate behavior within a culture, group, or society.
(noun) The custom that children should not be born outside of marriage.
(noun) Two parents and their child(ren) living apart from their extended family.
(noun) An act of terrorism using a nuclear device.
(noun) In statistical analysis, an hypothesis that predicts the absence of a relationship between two variables.
(noun) An attribute or value that is described using a number.