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Princeton's WordNet

  1. patriarchaladjective

    characteristic of a form of social organization in which the male is the family head and title is traced through the male line

  2. patriarchaladjective

    relating to or characteristic of a man who is older or higher in rank


  1. patriarchaladjective

    Relating to a system run by males, rather than females.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Patriarchaladjective

    of or pertaining to a patriarch or to patriarchs; possessed by, or subject to, patriarchs; as, patriarchal authority or jurisdiction; a patriarchal see; a patriarchal church

    Etymology: [Cf. F. patriarcal.]

  2. Patriarchaladjective

    characteristic of a patriarch; venerable

    Etymology: [Cf. F. patriarcal.]

  3. Patriarchaladjective

    having an organization of society and government in which the head of the family exercises authority over all its generations

    Etymology: [Cf. F. patriarcal.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of patriarchal in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of patriarchal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of patriarchal in a Sentence

  1. Jennifer Gunter:

    Anybody who perpetuates the idea that virginity has anything biological to do with it is incorrect and they should be told that, virginity is a patriarchal, social construct. So keep medicine out of it.

  2. Abril Vilatrollol:

    It's essential to demonstrate and more in a day like women's day because there are still a lot of gaps and problems in society that women face and need to overcome. We are in a patriarchal society.

  3. Jeff Kingston:

    Apparently they take no inspiration from Queen Elizabeth... and instead take refuge behind fatuous patriarchal justifications for not doing so, the law will change only if it absolutely must.

  4. Altamira Gonzalo Valganon:

    With some exceptions of course, judges in this country are generally cut off from social reality, have been educated in a patriarchal system, and have more empathy with men than women.

  5. Researcher Julian Oldmeadow:

    Men holding more patriarchal views may be inclined to reinforce their masculinity and dominance by growing facial hair.

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