Ambilocal residence Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambilocal_residence

Ambilocal residence (or ambilocality), also called bilocal residence (bilocality) is the societal postmarital residence in which couples, upon marriage, choose to live with or near either spouse's parents.[1] This is contrasted with matrilocality and patrilocality, where the newlyweds are expected to live with either the wife's parents or the husband's parents respectively.


  1. ^ Ember, Carol R., and Melvin Ember. Cultural Anthropology (9th ed). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1999, p. 355.


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