What does matriarchal mean?

Definitions for matriarchal
ˌmeɪ triˈɑr kəlma·tri·ar·chal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. matriarchaladjective

    characteristic of a matriarchy


  1. matriarchaladjective

    Of or pertaining to a matriarch; governed by a matriarch or matriarchs; as, a matriarchal society.


  1. matriarchaladjective

    Governed by (or as if by) a matriarch

  2. matriarchaladjective

    Governed by females, rather than by males.


  1. matriarchal

    A matriarchal system, society, or group is one in which women, especially mothers, hold primary positions of power, authority, and social privilege. It typically entails female lineage or descent rights, female inheritance of property, and leadership by women. It often signifies a society in which power and decision-making are largely controlled by women, contrary to the more common patriarchal systems.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Matriarchaladjective

    of or pertaining to a matriarch; governed by a matriarch

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of matriarchal in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of matriarchal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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