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uxorilocal Line breaks: uxori|local
Pronunciation: /ˌʌksɒrɪˈləʊk(ə)l/

Definition of uxorilocal in English:


Another term for matrilocal.
Example sentences
  • For instance, approximately one third of marriages are uxorilocal.
  • Initially, there are two to three years of uxorilocal residence.
  • The pattern is an uxorilocal, often expanded nuclear family, in line with the adage that women ‘stay’ and men ‘go.’


1930s: from Latin uxorius 'of a wife' (from uxor 'wife') + local.

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