Patriarchal dispensation
Patriarchal Pa`tri*ar"chal, a. [Cf. F. patriarcal.] 1. Of or pertaining to a patriarch or to patriarchs; possessed by, or subject to, patriarchs; as, patriarchal authority or jurisdiction; a patriarchal see; a patriarchal church. [1913 Webster]

2. Characteristic of a patriarch; venerable. [1913 Webster]

About whose patriarchal knee Late the little children clung. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

3. (Ethnol.) Having an organization of society and government in which the head of the family exercises authority over all its generations. [1913 Webster]

{Patriarchal cross} (Her.), a cross, the shaft of which is intersected by two transverse beams, the upper one being the smaller. See Illust. (2) of {Cross}.

{Patriarchal dispensation}, the divine dispensation under which the patriarchs lived before the law given by Moses. [1913 Webster]


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