- The definition of patrilocal is a society or custom in which a married couple settles with or near the husband's family.
An example of a society that would be described as patrilocal is a society where a woman gets married and moves next door to her husband's parents.
patrilocal 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 husband's parents
patrilocal definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Of or relating to residence with a husband's kin group or clan.
- patˌri·lo·calˈi·ty noun
- patˌri·loˈcal·ly adverb