noun(the avunculate) Anthropology
The special relationship in some societies between a man and his sister’s son.
- The Fante also cited the latter proverb to indicate certain limitations placed on the avunculate.
- Since every schoolboy since Radcliffe-Brown knows the importance of the avunculate in African society, I simply counted my blessings, figuring that I must actually be ‘doing’ anthropology.
- He is currently refining one paper on Anglo-Saxon queenship and another on the avunculate in Beowulf, the latter invited for Philological Quarterly.
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