- The definition of matrilocal refers to a custom or culture where the husband goes to live with the wife's family.
When the custom of a tribe is for a man to marry and then go live with his mother and father-in-law, this is an example of a matrilocal tribe.
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- matˈri·lo·calˈi·ty noun
- matˌri·loˈcal·ly adverb