Patriarchdom Pa"tri*arch*dom (p[=a]"tr[i^]*[aum]rk*d[u^]m), n. The office or jurisdiction of a patriarch; patriarchate. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • patriarch — patriarchal, patriarchic, patriarchical, adj. patriarchally, patriarchically, adv. patriarchdom, patriarchship, n. /pay tree ahrk /, n. 1. the male head of a family or tribal line. 2. a person regarded as the father or founder of an order, class …   Universalium

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