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pat·ri·lin·e·al (p t r -l n - l). adj. Relating to, based on, or tracing ancestral descent through the paternal line.

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Matrilineal ascent/ Patrilineal descent
Aug 5, 2008 The Problem Is “Patrilineal Descent”—Not “Matrilineal Ascent” ................................ 4.
The Absence of Patrilineal Descent in Medieval Halakhic Sources
In this essay I argue that in Medieval halakhic sources patrilineal descent was never in the early biblical period, patrilineal descent was the accepted norm.
Genetic investigation of the patrilineal kinship structure of early
Women in patrilineal and matrilineal societies in Melanesia
In Papua New Guinea there are patrilineal and matrilineal societies whose In patrilineal societies, which make up about three quarters of Papua New.
matrilineal and two patrilineal communities located in the Brong Ahafo,. Western and influence of matrilineal and patrilineal systems in access to land by sex.

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Gender Gap Vanishes in Female-Empowered Cultures
Among other differences, the Karbi are patrilineal; women do not typically own land, and the oldest son inherits the family's property after the death of the parents. The Khasi could not be more different in this regard.
More Evidence The Gender Gap Disappears With Female Empowerment
Two tribes in Northeast India are as demographically and genetically similar as they could get, with one big difference: One is patrilineal and the other matrilineal. Guess which one had a bigger gender gap in spatial reasoning tests?
Last Ethiopian Jews Finally Make Exodus to Israel
Doodle Now – Learn More (RJS)
The study reported in this article compared spatial ability in two similar societies in Northeast India, one patrilineal and one matrilineal. In this study the gender gap in spatial abilities disappears in the matrilineal study.
Reconciling dual modes of existence
Folks we met would in all their cultural correctness seek to address first the driver I was with and then me only as an after thought, only beca-use he is male and our patrilineal culture dictates that men be respected above and before women.

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Patrilineality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The two corresponding adjective forms are patrilineal and father-line.
Patrilineal | Define Patrilineal at
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Patrilineal - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster
relating to, based on, or tracing descent through the paternal line <a patrilineal society>. First Known Use of PATRILINEAL. 1904.
Patrilineal Descent
The Reform decision to regard a child as Jewish on the basis of patrilineal as well as matrilineal descent has prompted a bitter controversy.
patrilineal - definition of patrilineal by the Free Online Dictionary
pat·ri·lin·e·al (p t r -l n - l). adj. Relating to, based on, or tracing ancestral descent through the paternal line.

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