Synonyms for patrilinear

Synonyms for (adjective) patrilinear

Synonyms: patrilineal, patrilinear

Definition: based on or tracing descent through the male line

Usage: a patrilineal society

Similar words: direct, lineal

Definition: in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child

Usage: lineal ancestors; lineal heirs; a direct descendant of the king; direct heredity