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