Theoretically, it as a joint family pattern of the Bishnupriya Manipuris including the Swapinda or Direct blood relationship bearing upon inheritance and the like. The society is patriarchal in character. The father is the head of the family. He is the soul authority over his property and on his death, the responsibility of the family falls on the shoulder of the eldest son. The sons are entitled to an equal share of their Paternal property in case of partition or fathers death.
The women always occupy an honorable place in the Bishnupriya Manipuri society. Sometimes they are treated at par with male. Princess Chitrangoda of Manipur conducted the affairs of the state with considerable administrative fact. She was endowed with all the admirable and qualifications necessary for a king. However, women cannot stake their claim for a share of paternal property. But in case of a widow, she could inherit her husband's estate on his death.