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patriarchate

Definitions of patriarchate
  1. noun
    the jurisdiction of a patriarch
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    type of:
    jurisdiction
    in law; the territory within which power can be exercised
  2. noun
    a form of social organization in which a male is the family head and title is traced through the male line
    synonyms: patriarchy
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    type of:
    social organisation, social organization, social structure, social system, structure
    the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships
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