BILINEAL DESCENT

n. in lineage, refers to two lines of descent, considering both the patrilineal (paternal) and the matrilineal (maternal) sides. See kinship- also descent group- patriarchy- matriarchy. Compare unilineal descent.

BILINEAL DESCENT: "In line with bilateral descent, the recognition of one's lineage basically varies from culture to culture."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BILINEAL DESCENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/bilineal-descent/ (accessed November 15, 2019).
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