descent group

descent group

a group in which all members have a common ancestor. See DESCENT, LINEAGE, PATRILINEAL DESCENT, MATRILINEAL DESCENT, BILATERAL DESCENT, NON-UNILINEAL DESCENT, COGNATIC, CONSANGUINITY.
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Young girls were--and most still are (2)--fostered within their future (older) husband's compound under the supervision of one of his wives who belonged to the same descent group as the girl.
But he also draws attention to the importance of sustained residence away from estates, thus making them 'much more blurred in definition' or causing them to be 'effectively amalgamated', sometimes under the general aegis of what he calls a 'new tribe' recruiting its members 'via the cognatic descent group' (2003:223).
Reactive cellular changes were also percentagewise more number in patients with descent [37.33%] when compared with without descent group (31.99%), but the data are not statistically significant as shown by [chi square]-test P value.
She focuses on the descent group and its function and transformation across time and space from early Silla to the late 19th century, with an emphasis on the Confucian-inspired lineage system during the Choson era.
In no descent group, none of the patient had intraoperative hemorrhage.
Next, we conclude that the Bs must constitute a 'patrilineal descent group.' For if all Bs are B, and have all the rights that all Bs have, simply by virtue of having B fathers, surely what is involved is a principle of patrilineal 'descent'?
By emphasizing the belief that conversion to Christianity brought about a transformation from one's previous descent group to another, better one, Christian universalizing arguments, she maintains, included an expectation of "compulsory mutability"--suggesting that those who did not convert were "only potentially human/Christian or less than fully human" (p.
Among sample topics are canopic urns of the sixth and seventh centuries BC, the Tolfa hills settlement Monte Rovello, the Spitu descent group of Tarquinia, and warfare.
Another Nam Long settler, Ching Duck Pui, the progenitor of the Ako descent group of Kauai, reached Hawai'i in 1846, along with Ching Alana.
To him, lineage, namely a descent group having a common ancestor, was a defining factor.
He helped move social theory from descent group to alliance theory.
Thus a linguistic-qua descent group, known as the "language group" (Jackson 1974, 1976, 1983), is the fundamental unit in a complex social structure.