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  • Patriarchism — Pa tri*arch*ism, n. Government by a patriarch, or the head of a family. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • patriarchism — /ˈpeɪtriakɪzəm/ (say paytreeahkizuhm), /ˈpæt / (say pat ) noun government by a patriarch …   Australian English dictionary

  • patriarchism — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌärˌkizəm noun ( s) : patriarchal organization in society or church …   Useful english dictionary

  • Patriarchy — Pa tri*arch y, n. [Gr. patriarchi a.] 1. The jurisdiction of a patriarch; patriarchship. Brerewood. [1913 Webster] 2. Government by a patriarch; patriarchism. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • patriarchy — n. (pl. ies) a system of society, government, etc., ruled by a man and with descent through the male line. Derivatives: patriarchism n. Etymology: med.L patriarchia f. Gk patriarkhia (as PATRIARCH) …   Useful english dictionary

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