- 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.
matrilocal definition by Webster's New World
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of or relating to a housing pattern or custom in which a married couple lives with or near the wife's parents
matrilocal definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Of or relating to residence with a wife's kin group or clan.
- matˈri·lo·calˈi·ty noun
- matˌri·loˈcal·ly adverb