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Meaning of PATRIARCHATE

Pronunciation:  'peytree`ârkit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a form of social organization in which a male is the family head and title is traced through the male line
  2. [n]  the jurisdiction of a patriarch
 

PATRIARCHATE is a 12 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: patriarchy
 
 See Also: jurisdiction, social organisation, social organization, social structure, social system, structure

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pa`tri*ar"chate\ (p>amac/`tr[i^]*[aum]r"k[asl]t),
n. [Cf. F. patriarcat.]
1. The office, dignity, or jurisdiction of a patriarch.
   --Jer. Taylor.

2. The residence of an ecclesiastic patriarch.

3. (Ethnol.) A patriarchal form of government or society. See
   {Patriarchal}, a., 3.

 

 

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