patripotestal

adjective
pat·​ri·​potestal | \ ¦pa‧trə, ¦pā‧trə+ \

Definition of patripotestal

: marked by the authority of the father or of a council of the father's relatives contrasted with matripotestal

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History and Etymology for patripotestal

patr- + potestal

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“Patripotestal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/patripotestal. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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