Associations to the word «Patriarchal»

Wiktionary

PATRIARCHAL, adjective. Characteristic of a patriarch; venerable.
PATRIARCHAL, adjective. Relating to a system run by males, rather than females.

Dictionary definition

PATRIARCHAL, adjective. Characteristic of a form of social organization in which the male is the family head and title is traced through the male line.
PATRIARCHAL, adjective. Relating to or characteristic of a man who is older or higher in rank.

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