patriarchate

noun pa·tri·arch·ate \ ˈpā-trē-ˌär-kət , -ˌkāt \

Definition of patriarchate

1 a : the office, jurisdiction, or time in office of a patriarch
b : the residence or headquarters of a patriarch

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1617

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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