Definition of uxorilocal in English:


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


  • another term for matrilocal.
    More 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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