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."
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