patrilineal descent

patrilineal descent

a UNILINEAL DESCENT system, tracing DESCENT through males. A synonym is AGNATIC. The opposite is MATRILINEAL DESCENT.
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They are Fulani only because they can trace patrilineal descent to a Fulani ancestor- and sometimes because of their embodiment of stereotypical physical features associated with the Fulani.
"The Soul of Judaism" offers the first exploration of the full diversity of Black Jews, including bi-racial Jews of both matrilineal and patrilineal descent; adoptees; black converts to Judaism; and Black Hebrews and Israelites, who trace their Jewish roots to Africa and challenge the dominant western paradigm of Jews as white and of European descent.
Obviously, if robots are Jewish, they should be recognized according to patrilineal descent, since the ones referred to are the handiwork of male tzadikim, and "the handiwork of tzadikim are like their offspring."
Patrilineal descent is thus descent from a man in his totemic aspect, and from the country itself, which is an infinite source of ancestral 'stuff'.
The volume also appends nine new documents (1975-2008) not found in the original edition, including four platforms, two introductions to prayer books, two key documents on patrilineal descent, and the 2000 resolution affirming the right of Reform rabbis to officiate at same-sex marriages.
Chai presents two case studies of young brides living in a close-knit Hakka community characterized by strong family bonds, patrilineal descent and traditional values, such as the importance of sons.
Pakhtun tribes straddle the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, and the value system of Pakhtunwali is a shared one across the region populated by Pashto speaking tribes, divided up into numerous clans based on patrilineal descent.
Such norms include the strong kinship system, the patrilineal descent tradition, and patriarchal norms that discourage women from entering the labour force and participating in modern sectors of the economy.
The blessing can only be performed by Jewish men who are believed to be of direct patrilineal descent from Aaron, the brother of Moses.
According to him, the significance of patrilineal descent in early Islamic society has been grossly exaggerated both in the traditional sources and in modern scholarship.
As a result, land and animal herds are managed by patrilineal descent groups (tribes and clans) to ensure grazing rights are kept clear and agricultural land remains productive.
Relegated to Appendix B in his study, Smith (1962:330) mentions that "these ties are traced mainly by women through women to women, and since women are the custodians of the unlawful children begotten in extraresidential unions, the majority of the resident collaterals of female principals will be their kinswomen's illegitimate issue." What we see here is the formation of incipient female bloods or matrilines generated by extraresidential mating, posing a threat to patrilineal descent by drawing away unrecognized offspring.