quasipatriarchal

patriarchal

[pey-tree-ahr-kuhl]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a patriarch, the male head of a family, tribe, community, church, order, etc.: my father's conservative, patriarchal ways.
2.
characteristic of an entity, family, church, etc., controlled by men: the highly patriarchal Mormon church.
Sometimes, patriarchic, patriarchical.

patriarchally, patriarchically, adverb
antipatriarchal, adjective
antipatriarchally, adverb
quasi-patriarchal, adjective
unpatriarchal, adjective
unpatriarchally, adverb
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patriarchal
1560s, "pertaining to a (Church) patriarch," from L.L. patriarchalis (c.500), from patriarcha (see patriarch).
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