matriarch

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Matriar′chalism, the character of possessing matriarchal customs; Matriar′chate, the position of a matriarch.

The fault of the drama lies in the uncertain conception of the characters, and particularly of that of the Matriarch herself.

WORD ORIGIN

"mother who heads a family or tribe," c.1600, from matri- + -arch, abstracted from patriarch.

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