Antonyms of adj matrilineal

1 sense of matrilineal

Sense 1
matrilineal, matrilinear -- (based on or tracing descent through the female line; "matrilineal inheritance")

INDIRECT (VIA lineal) -> collateral, indirect -- (descended from a common ancestor but through different lines; "cousins are collateral relatives"; "an indirect descendant of the Stuarts")

Similarity of adj matrilineal

1 sense of matrilineal

Sense 1
matrilineal, matrilinear -- (based on or tracing descent through the female line; "matrilineal inheritance")
       => lineal (vs. collateral), direct -- (in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child; "lineal ancestors"; "lineal heirs"; "a direct descendant of the king"; "direct heredity")

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