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  • patricentric — adjective centered upon the father • Similar to: ↑patriarchal …   Useful english dictionary

  • matricentric — adjective centered upon the mother • Similar to: ↑matriarchal * * * |ma.trə|sen.trik, |mā adjective Etymology: matr + centric : gravitating toward or centered upon the mother a matricentric family pattern compare patricentric …   Useful english dictionary

  • patriarchal — adjective 1. characteristic of a form of social organization in which the male is the family head and title is traced through the male line (Freq. 1) • Ant: ↑matriarchal • Similar to: ↑patriarchic, ↑patricentric • See Also: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • patrifocal — ¦pa.trə̇, ¦pā. ˌ adjective Etymology: patr + focal : patricentric * * * /pa treuh foh keuhl, pay /, adj. focused or centered on the father. [PATRI + FOCAL] * * * patrifocal /patˈri fō kəl/ (anthropology, etc) adjective 1. Centred on the father 2 …   Useful english dictionary

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