Definitions for: Patriarchy

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

Webster (1913) Definition: Pa"tri*arch`y, n. [Gr. ?.]
1. The jurisdiction of a patriarch; patriarchship.

2. Government by a patriarch; patriarchism.

Synonyms: patriarchate

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

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