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patriarch

noun

Synonyms of patriarch

a man who is the head of a family
  • Investors worried that the aging patriarch was soon to be replaced atop the family business by his less reliable oldest son.

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The first known use of patriarch was in the 13th century

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“Patriarch.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/patriarch. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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