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unilateral

 [u″nĭ-lat´er-al]
affecting only one side.

u·ni·lat·e·ral

(yū'ni-lat'ĕ-răl),
Confined to one side only.

unilateral

/uni·lat·er·al/ (-lat´er-al) affecting only one side.

unilateral

(yo͞o′nə-lăt′ər-əl)
adj.
1. Of, on, relating to, involving, or affecting only one side: "a unilateral advantage in defense" (New Republic).
2. Performed or undertaken by only one side: unilateral disarmament.
3. Obligating only one of two or more parties, nations, or persons, as a contract or an agreement.
4. Emphasizing or recognizing only one side of a subject.
5. Having only one side.
6. Tracing the lineage of one parent only: a unilateral genealogy.
7. Botany Having leaves, flowers, or other parts on one side only.

u′ni·lat′er·al·ly adv.

unilateral

[-lat′ərəl]
Etymology: L, unus, one, latus, side
involving only one side.

u·ni·lat·e·ral

(yū'ni-lat'ĕ-răl)
Confined to one side only.

unilateral

On or affecting one side only. One-sided. From Latin unus , one and latus , a side or flank.

Unilateral

Affecting only one side.
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unilateral

confined within/affecting one side only

u·ni·lat·e·ral

(yū'ni-lat'ĕ-răl)
Confined to one side only.

unilateral,

adj one-sided.

Patient discussion about unilateral

Q. after dinner my daughters jaw swelled up on one side and hurts her, so does her neck on that side. What does this mean? she is 9, no fever or any other ill effects, just the pain

A. weird. swelled up fast? does she have problem breathing? if so- it could be an allergic reaction. if she has problems breathing - GO NOW TO AN ER!!!
if it took a little bit - could be food that got stuck in her gums really hard causing an edema.
if it was slow (over night) could be an abscess in her tooth (a tooth decay that penetrated to the dental pulp).
any way i would go check it out.

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Pasternak, Ember and Ember, noted cross-cultural researchers, also support this idea by maintaining that private property cannot be used to explain descent groups, since only a small proportion of known societies have had private property, but most have had some forms of unilineal (either matrilineal or patrilineal) descent groups (xxx).
In ways that crystallize challenges to any analysis that appears to take indigenous representations of customary land tenure based on unilineal descent at face value, Hviding's interpretations of such phenomena in Marovo intersect with and reinforce the insights of the two most influential theoretical orientations in current Melanesianist anthropology--namely, those that Robert Foster (1995, drawing on Josephides 1991) has labelled the 'New Melanesian Ethnography' and the 'New Melanesian History' (cf.
Anthropological studies suggest that unilineal descent systems offer one of the most temporally stable organisations in human societies, and they persist in situations in which family groups are engaged in a form of group property or obligation, such as ownership of indivisible land, the construction and maintenance of agricultural systems, village-wide defences, or service in a particular organisation (Fox 1967; Holy 1996).
3] The colonial systems of ajudication established by the British that favoured a view of land rights, stressing unilineal descent, and presumed simple inheritance as the major means of acquiring land (cf.
The papers consider models and evidence for sociopolitical organization in a self-conscious effort to transcend unilineal neo-evolutionary processes of social and political change.
Another notion, closely linked at the time with the idea of unilineal groups, is that of exogamy.
vi) it has been misleading to assume that whanau, hapu, and iwi are the result of 'growth' and 'fission' or subdivisions organised in segmentary hierarchies on the model of clans or lineages in unilineal descent;
Yet he was wary of the pitfalls of archaeology as 'so splendiferous science', associating the purity of science and 'proud prehistory' with unilineal cause-and-effect in contrast to historical diversity (1957: 93-4):
1) Though at that time I was unaware of Levi-Strauss's (1969) comparative study of what he termed the 'elementary structures of kinship', I nevertheless developed an argument in which I contended that the most elaborate compulsory male initiations were consistently found in societies that Levi-Strauss referred to as harmonic, that is to say, in societies in which the same unilineal principle, whether patrilineal or matrilineal, prevailed both in descent and in post-marital residence, as distinct from the disharmonic variety, where there was a disjunction between the descent and residence rules.
He draws on a 1981 article by Gerald Berreman, but at the heart of his theory is a typelogical, unilineal, evolutionary model derived from the work of Fried, Service, and Dalton.
By a closer examination of regions and topics during the several millennia on either side of the Pleistocene/Holocene boundary it should become possible to investigate the development of the ethnographic systems and to test concepts of a unilineal evolutionary trajectory.
Social characteristics of societies practising exclusion are well-defined and defended boundaries, localized exogamy and group endogamy, shorter marriage distances, corporate organization often based on unilineal descent and characterized by features such as warfare, hereditary transfer of power, patriarchy and polygyny.