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adjective uk   /ˌpæt.rɪˈlɪn.i.əl/ us    /ˌpæt.rə-/ formal
In a patrilineal society or relationship, what family someone belongs to depends only on male relations.
Translations of “patrilineal”
in Chinese (Traditional) 父系的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 父系的…
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