Definitions for matriarchalˌmeɪ triˈɑr kəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ma•tri•ar•chalˌmeɪ triˈɑr kəl(adj.)


  1. of or pertaining to a matriarch or matriarchy.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. matriarchal(adj)

    characteristic of a matriarchy


  1. matriarchal(Adjective)

    Governed by (or as if by) a matriarch

  2. matriarchal(Adjective)

    Governed by females, rather than by males.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Matriarchal(adj)

    of or pertaining to a matriarch; governed by a matriarch

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


of, like, ruled by etc a matriarch or matriarchs

a matriarchal society (= a society dominated by women).

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