patriarchate

noun
pa·​tri·​arch·​ate | \ ˈpā-trē-ˌär-kət How to pronounce patriarchate (audio) , -ˌkāt \

Definition of patriarchate

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

Examples of patriarchate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The patriarchate has delivered humanitarian aid to the church in Kyiv. Washington Post, 24 Apr. 2022 And some Russian Orthodox churches in other countries are denouncing the Moscow patriarchate or breaking ties altogether. Deborah Netburnstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 29 Mar. 2022 The Orthodox Church of Ukraine split from the Moscow Orthodox patriarchate in 2018, and priests at the Blinken meeting said Ukrainian Catholics and Orthodox have overcome religious difference and are united in advocating for the country. Los Angeles Times, 2 Mar. 2022 Stalin restored the Orthodox patriarchate of Moscow, and the Russian church gave legitimacy to the Soviet regime by blessing sacrifices of life, liberty and treasure on behalf of the Motherland. George Weigel, WSJ, 27 Jan. 2022 The patriarch, whose early career path suggests collaboration with the KGB, has linked the Moscow patriarchate ever more closely to the Kremlin. George Weigel, WSJ, 27 Jan. 2022 While Francis went ahead with his usual Ash Wednesday plans, the patriarchate of Venice canceled the Mass scheduled for St. Mark’s Basilica, after a handful of elderly people in the lagoon city tested positive for the virus. Nicole Winfield, BostonGlobe.com, 26 Feb. 2020 While Francis went ahead with his Ash Wednesday plans as usual, the patriarchate of Venice canceled the Mass scheduled for St. Mark’s Basilica, after a handful of elderly people in the lagoon city tested positive for the virus. Time, 26 Feb. 2020 This will not be the last skirmish between the patriarchates. The Economist, 9 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of patriarchate

1617, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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Last Updated

28 Apr 2022

Cite this Entry

“Patriarchate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/patriarchate. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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