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patriarchy

[pey-tree-ahr-kee]
noun, plural patriarchies.
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.

Origin:
1555–65; < Greek patriarchía. See patriarch, -y3

antipatriarchy, noun, plural antipatriarchies.
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patriarchy (ˈpeɪtrɪˌɑːkɪ)
 
n , pl -chies
1.  a form of social organization in which a male is the head of the family and descent, kinship, and title are traced through the male line
2.  any society governed by such a system

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patriarchy
1560s, in ecclesiastical sense, from Gk. patriarchia, from patriarches (see patriarch). Meaning "system of society or government by fathers or elder males of the community" first recorded 1630s.
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patriarchy [(pay-tree-ahr-kee)]

A family or society in which authority is vested in males, through whom descent and inheritance are traced. (See also matriarchy and primogeniture.)

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