- 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.
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- patˌri·lo·calˈi·ty noun
- patˌri·loˈcal·ly adverb