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adjective as in paternal

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Meanwhile, Justin Locke’s son is 9, so there’s a fifth generation in his patrilineal line who could ascend to the helm.

It’s true that patrilineal baby-naming dominates in America.

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One easy answer lies in the patrilineal history of LEGO itself.

Back in 1983, Reform Judaism recognized the Jewish identity of children of “patrilineal descent.”

Sadly, his proposal was spurned and the “patrilineal” experiment failed.

With patrilineal descent they tend to occupy the tribal territory in such a way that each phratry becomes a local group.

At the present day the kinship may be matrilineal or patrilineal without affecting their right.

Patrilineal descent may have been directly evolved without the intermediate stage of reckoning through females.

For the eight-class system see Table Ia; in which it is assumed that patrilineal descent prevails in all the tribes.

The area covered by the dichotomous organisations is divided almost equally between matrilineal and patrilineal tribes.


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to patrilineal, such as: benevolent, concerned, fatherlike, patrimonial, protective, and solicitous.

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