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pa•tri•arch•ate



Pronunciation: (pā'trē-är"kit, -kāt), [key]
n.
1. the office, dignity, jurisdiction, province, or residence of an ecclesiastical patriarch.
2. a patriarchy.

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

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