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Friday, August 30, 2013

Definitions for gynarchy

  1. government by women.

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Citations for gynarchy
They—for it is a triplicate Gynarchy—still rule over a very large portion of territory and enjoy a subsidy from the government... George Alexander Lethbridge Banbury, Sierra Leone: or, The White Man's Grave, 1888
"But I have heard of—of gynarchy, I believe they call it." "You mean petticoat government?" "Yes." edited by D. L. Cease, "Her Bright Smile," The Railroad Trainman's Journal, 1894
Origin of gynarchy
1570-1580
Gynarchy entered English in the late 1500s from the Greek gyne + -arkhe literally meaning "woman rule."