androcracy

noun
an·​droc·​ra·​cy | \ anˈdräkrəsē \
plural -es

Definition of androcracy

: political and social supremacy of men contrasted with gynecocracy — compare patriarchy

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Other Words from androcracy

androcratic \ ¦andrə¦kratik \ adjective

First Known Use of androcracy

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for androcracy

andr- + -cracy

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“Androcracy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/androcracy. Accessed 7 Apr. 2020.

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