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Meaning of PATRIARCHY

Pronunciation:  'peytree`ârkee

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

PATRIARCHY is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: patriarchate
 
 See Also: social organisation, social organization, social structure, social system, structure

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pa"tri*arch`y\, n. [Gr. ?.]
1. The jurisdiction of a patriarch; patriarchship.
   --Brerewood.

2. Government by a patriarch; patriarchism.

 

 

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