noun Date: 1617 1. a. the office, jurisdiction, or time in office of a patriarch b. the residence or headquarters of a patriarch 2. patriarchy

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  • Patriarchate — Pa tri*ar chate (p[=a] tr[i^]*[aum]r k[asl]t), n. [Cf. F. patriarcat.] 1. The office, dignity, or jurisdiction of a patriarch. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. The residence of an ecclesiastic patriarch. [1913 Webster] 3. (Ethnol.) A patriarchal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • patriarchate — [pā′trē är΄kit, pā′trē r̈΄kāt΄] n. [ML(Ec) patriarchatus] 1. the position, rank, jurisdiction, territory, etc. of a patriarch 2. PATRIARCHY …   English World dictionary

  • Patriarchate — A patriarchate is the office or jurisdiction of a patriarch. A patriarch, as the term is used here, is either* one of the highest ranking bishops in Eastern Orthodoxy, the original five of Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, Rome and Jerusalem,… …   Wikipedia

  • patriarchate — noun a) The term of office of a Christian patriarch. The patriarchate of Pope John Paul II, as Patriarch of the West was more than 25 years. b) The ecclesial jurisdiction of such a patriarch. The Patriarchate of Constantinople has primacy over… …   Wiktionary

  • patriarchate — patriarch ► NOUN 1) the male head of a family or tribe. 2) a biblical figure regarded as a father of the human race, especially Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and their forefathers, or the sons of Jacob. 3) a powerful or respected older man. 4) a… …   English terms dictionary

  • patriarchate — /pay tree ahr kit, kayt/, n. 1. the office, dignity, jurisdiction, province, or residence of an ecclesiastical patriarch. 2. a patriarchy. [1610 20; < ML patriarchatus, equiv. to LL patriarch(a) (see PATRIARCH) + L atus ATE3] * * * …   Universalium

  • Patriarchate —    See Patriarch …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • patriarchate — pa·tri·arch·ate || peɪtrɪɑrkɪt / ɑːk n. jurisdiction of the patriarchy; patriarchy, social organization in which the father is the highest authority …   English contemporary dictionary

  • patriarchate — pa·tri·arch·ate …   English syllables

  • patriarchate — pa•tri•arch•ate [[t]ˈpeɪ triˌɑr kɪt, keɪt[/t]] n. 1) rel the office, jurisdiction, or residence of an ecclesiastical patriarch 2) ant soc patriarchy 1) …   From formal English to slang

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