gynecocracy
noun (plural -cies) Etymology: Greek gynaikokratia, from gynaik- + -kratia -cracy Date: 1612 political supremacy of women • gynecocratic adjective

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  • Gynecocracy — Gyn e*coc ra*cy (j[i^]n [ e]*k[o^]k r[.a]*s[y^]), n. [Gr. gynaikokrati a; gynh , gynaiko s, a woman + kratei^n to rule: cf. F. gyn[ e]cocratie. Cf. {Gynocracy}.] Government by a woman, female power; gyneocracy. Bailey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gynecocracy — [gī΄nə käk′rə sē, jin΄əkäk′rə sē] n. pl. gynecocracies [Gr gynaikokratia: see GYNECO & CRACY] government by a woman or women …   English World dictionary

  • gynecocracy — gynecocrat /ji nee keuh krat , guy , juy /, n. gynecocratic /ji nee keuh krat ik, guy , juy ; jin i , guy ni , juy ni /, adj. /jin i kok reuh see, guy ni , juy ni /, n., pl. gynecocracies. gynarchy. [1605 15; < Gk gynaikokratía. See GYNECO ,… …   Universalium

  • gynecocracy — noun A society ruled by women …   Wiktionary

  • gynecocracy — gyne·coc·ra·cy …   English syllables

  • gynecocracy — gy•ne•coc•ra•cy [[t]ˌgaɪ nɪˈkɒk rə si, ˌdʒɪn ɪ [/t]] n. pl. cies gov government by women • Etymology: 1605–15; < Gk gynaikokratía. See gyneco , cracy gy ne•co•crat′ic kəˈkræt ɪk adj …   From formal English to slang

  • gynecocracy — A government consisting of women …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • gynecocracy — Government by a woman; a state in which women are legally capable of the supreme command; e.g. in Great Britain (Queen) …   Black's law dictionary

  • gynecocracy — Government by a woman; a state in which women are legally capable of the supreme command; e.g. in Great Britain (Queen) …   Black's law dictionary

  • gynecocracy — noun a political system governed by a woman • Syn: ↑gynarchy • Hypernyms: ↑political system, ↑form of government …   Useful english dictionary

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