bilateral descent


Dictionary of sociology. 2013.

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  • Bilateral descent — For other uses, see Bilateral (disambiguation). The Himba of Namibia live under a tribal structure based on bilateral descent. Bilateral descent is a system of family lineage in which the relatives on the mother s side and father s side are… …   Wikipedia

  • bilateral descent — noun a) descent traced from all biological descendants, regardless of sex and side of the family Only by bilateral descent is a boy related to his mothers grandfather. b) descent traced from an ancestor, regardless of sex and side of the family… …   Wiktionary

  • bilateral descent — noun line of descent traced through both the maternal and paternal sides of the family • Hypernyms: ↑descent, ↑line of descent, ↑lineage, ↑filiation …   Useful english dictionary

  • descent group — These are kin groups who are lineal descendants of a common ancestor. Unilineal descent is either matrilineal (if traced through the mother) or patrilineal (traced through the father s line). Bilateral descent can be traced through either line.… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • descent groups — These are kin groups who are lineal descendants of a common ancestor. Unilineal descent is either matrilineal (if traced through the mother) or patrilineal (traced through the father s line). Bilateral descent can be traced through either line.… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • descent — /di sent /, n. 1. the act, process, or fact of descending. 2. a downward inclination or slope. 3. a passage or stairway leading down. 4. derivation from an ancestor; lineage; extraction. 5. any passing from higher to lower in degree or state;… …   Universalium

  • bilateral — /baɪˈlætrəl / (say buy latruhl) adjective 1. relating to, involving, or affecting two sides or parties. 2. Law, etc. (of a contract) binding the parties to reciprocal obligations. 3. Botany, Zoology relating to both sides: bilateral symmetry. 4.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • line of descent — noun 1. the kinship relation between an individual and the individual s progenitors • Syn: ↑descent, ↑lineage, ↑filiation • Derivationally related forms: ↑filiate (for: ↑filiation), ↑descend …   Useful english dictionary

  • БИЛАТЕРАЛЬНОЕ ПРОИСХОЖДЕНИЕ — (bilateral descent) (Антропология) термин, описывающий систему, в которой узы родства признаются по линии обоих родителей …   Большой толковый социологический словарь

  • Kinship — For other uses, see Kinship (disambiguation). Relationships …   Wikipedia

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