patriarchate

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

Definition of patriarchate

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

  2. 2 :  patriarchy

1617

First Known Use of patriarchate

1617


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