Simple Definition of matriarch
: a woman who controls a family, group, or government
Full Definition of matriarch
: a woman who rules or dominates a family, group, or state; specifically : a mother who is head and ruler of her family and descendants
Examples of matriarch
Our grandmother was the family's matriarch.
The tribe's matriarch ruled for 20 years before her death.
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