the avunculate


the avunculate
Anthropology the special relationship in some societies between a man and his sister's son.

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  • avunculate — [ə vʌŋkjʊlət] noun (the avunculate) Anthropology the special relationship in some societies between a man and his sister s son. Origin early 20th cent.: from L. avunculus maternal uncle + ate2 …   English new terms dictionary

  • avunculate — /euh vung kyeuh lit, layt /, n. Anthropol. a close social relationship between a maternal uncle and his nephew. [1915 20; < L avuncul(us) uncle (see AVUNCULAR) + ATE3] * * * ▪ anthropology       relationship between a man and his sister s… …   Universalium

  • avunculate — noun a) the relationship between a man and his sisters children, generally her sons. b) (In certain tribal peoples, for example, the Korowai) refers to a special relationship between a man and a maternal uncle, and the mutual responsibilities… …   Wiktionary

  • avunculate —  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ lə̇t, ˌlāt noun ( s) Etymology: Latin avunculus + English ate 1. : a special relationship obtaining among some tribal peoples between a nephew and his maternal uncle 2. : authority of a man over his sister s family affairs but… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Avunculism — or avunculurism or avunculate is a custom in some societies where the mother s brothers are very important in inheritance or in children s upbringing.The term avunculate is a technical term used in kinship anthropology to describe relationship… …   Wikipedia

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