patriarchy

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patriarchy /ˈpeɪtriˌɑɚki/ noun
plural patriarchies
patriarchy
/ˈpeɪtriˌɑɚki/
noun
plural patriarchies
Learner's definition of PATRIARCHY
[count] : a family, group, or government controlled by a man or a group of men
[noncount] : a social system in which family members are related to each other through their fathers compare matriarchy