Definition of matrilineage in US English:

matrilineage

noun

Anthropology Sociology
  • Matrilineal lineage or descent.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Meyer Fortes (1906–1983), anthropologist. From matri- + lineage after matrilineal.

Pronunciation

matrilineage

/ˌmatrɪˈlɪnɪɪdʒ/