Bilateral descent

From WebRef.org
Jump to navigationJump to search
  • Descent through either the male or female line. In a society which follows bilateral descent, individuals exhibit no preference for either matrilineal or patrilineal kin, and consider themselves equally related to both groups. Rather than corporate descent groups, people belong to individual kindreds.
    Source: Anthromorphemics
  • Kinship arrangements in which descent is traced through both the mother's and father's blood relatives.


Sponsor: Tell the World about Your Company with eReleases.com! All new customers get $130 Off the Newsmaker distribution. IGNORE our normal rates because they're being BLOWN AWAY for this special promotion!