Matriarchate
Matriarchate Ma"tri*ar"chate, n. The office or jurisdiction of a matriarch; a matriarchal form of government. [1913 Webster]

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  • matriarchate — [mā′trēär΄kit, mā′trē är΄kāt΄] n. 1. a family, tribe, etc. ruled by a matriarch 2. a matriarchal system, as in certain mythical tribes …   English World dictionary

  • matriarchate — noun Date: 1884 matriarchy 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • matriarchate — /may tree ahr kit, kayt/, n. 1. a matriarchal system or community. 2. a social order formerly believed to have preceded patriarchal tribal society in the early period of human communal life, embodying rule by the mothers, or by all adult women.… …   Universalium

  • matriarchate — noun matriarchy …   Wiktionary

  • matriarchate — n. system wherein a female is the family head, matriarchy; matriarchal system …   English contemporary dictionary

  • matriarchate — ma·tri·arch·ate …   English syllables

  • matriarchate — ma•tri•ar•chate [[t]ˈmeɪ triˌɑr kɪt, keɪt[/t]] n. soc ant matriarchy • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • matriarchate — /ˈmeɪtriakət/ (say maytreeahkuht), /ˈmæt / (say mat ), / keɪt/ (say kayt) noun 1. a matriarchal system or community. 2. Sociology a social order believed to have preceded patriarchal tribal society in the early period of human communal life,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • matriarchate — noun a form of social organization in which a female is the family head and title is traced through the female line • Syn: ↑matriarchy • Derivationally related forms: ↑matriarchal (for: ↑matriarchy) • Hypernyms: ↑so …   Useful english dictionary

  • Frauengesellschaft — Das Matriarchat (von lat. mater „Mutter“, und griech. arché „Beginn, Ursprung“, auch „Herrschaft“) ist eine gynozentrische Gesellschaftsstruktur, in der je nach verwendeter Definition entweder Frauen die Macht innehaben oder die frauenzentriert… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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