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patriarchate

[pey-tree-ahr-kit, -keyt] /ˈpeɪ triˌɑr kɪt, -keɪt/
noun
1.
the office, dignity, jurisdiction, province, or residence of an ecclesiastical patriarch.
2.
a patriarchy.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; < Medieval Latin patriarchātus, equivalent to Late Latin patriarch(a) (see patriarch) + Latin -ātus -ate3
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patriarchate

/ˈpeɪtrɪˌɑːkɪt/
noun
1.
the office, jurisdiction, province, or residence of a patriarch
2.
a family or people under male domination or government
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