patriarch

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patriarch /ˈpeɪtriˌɑɚk/ noun
plural patriarchs
patriarch
/ˈpeɪtriˌɑɚk/
noun
plural patriarchs
Learner's definition of PATRIARCH
[count]
: a man who controls a family, group, or government
compare matriarch
: an official of very high rank in the Orthodox Church

— patriarchal

/ˌpeɪtriˈɑɚkəl/ adjective
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