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When do you call a society matriarchal?

A kin is matriarchal under two main conditions:

- The children live with their mother's clan; husbands live with their wife's clan, as long as they are married. If the marriage ends, the husband moves back to his motherclan (matrilocal).
- Inheritage and line of descent is female (matrilineal).

matrilocal + matrilineal = matriarchal

But there are other criteria, like decision finding by consensus, please read full

description of matriarchy

 

 

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