bilineal descent

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bilineal descent

(ANTHROPOLOGY),
  1. a synonym for DOUBLE DESCENT.
  2. (less frequently) a term for NONUNILINEAL DESCENT systems.
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to move successively from relations of kinship and descent to property relations, then, in the absence of a rule of perpetual succession to a hereditary office or domain, to relations of residence, the greater part of them contingent.