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pa•tri•arch•y



Pronunciation: (pā'trē-är"kē), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/patriarchy.html on line 71 [key]
n.,
pl. -ies.

1. a form of social organization in which the father is the supreme authority in the family, clan, or tribe and descent is reckoned in the male line, with the children belonging to the father's clan or tribe.
2. a society, community, or country based on this social organization.

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

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  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/patriarchy.html on line 121 patriarchy (Encyclopedia)

 

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