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ma•tri•ar•chy



Pronunciation: (mā'trē-är"kē), [key]
n.,
pl. -chies.

1. a family, society, community, or state governed by women.
2. a form of social organization in which the mother is head of the family, and in which descent is reckoned in the female line, the children belonging to the mother's clan; matriarchal system.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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