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.
of or relating to a housing pattern or custom in which a married couple lives with or near the wife's parents
- Anthropology Of or relating to residence with a wife's kin group or clan.
- Zoology Of or relating to the tendency of males to leave their natal group and reside in or mate with females of a different group: groups of monkeys that are matrilocal.