uxorilocal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin uxor (wife) + local.

Adjective[edit]

uxorilocal (not comparable)

  1. (anthropology) Matrilocal.
    • 1969, Georges Perec, Gilbert Adair (translator), A Void:
      In Gogni (Chad) a Sokoro, clad in his traditional tunic, a tunic as long as a raglan coat such as a snobbishly insular Parisian might sport whilst on safari, paid a visit to a son of his who was living in Mokulu as a willing victim of an unusual (and, until now, unknown) marital status constituting a paradoxical - or, as anthropologists say, "uxorilocal" - form of subjugation.

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