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He was, however, surprised by the strength of the gender bias that Wardle’s team discovered and wonders whether people living in matriarchal societies would show the same — or perhaps the opposite — bias in their reading of faces.

Navajo are matriarchal and all land claims are through the women.

Elephants live in matriarchal family groups, meaning an older, usually more experienced female is typically the boss.

From Time

In the process, they often wind up battling a distorted matriarchal figure like the fabled “evil stepmother” — usually a woman who’s eschewed the traditional societal role that the princess seems destined to embrace and accept.

From Vox

It’s worth pointing out that bonobos are matriarchal, whereas chimpanzees are dominated by the big males.

Jane was raised in a matriarchal family by her hyper-religious grandma and young, aspiring singer single mother.

How did Glawogger gain access to such a closed matriarchal world?

By calling in the matriarchal troops, Elin effectively changed the rules of the game.

The door was opened shortly by a tall, kindly woman, of a rather matriarchal turn.

Arjuna had effected a temporary exogamous marriage according to matriarchal customs.

The annual celebration of the Thesmophoria clearly derived its origin from matriarchal times.

After the dissolution of the matriarchal gens, the patriarchal gens took its place with considerably diminished functions.

Apparently the Latin tribes who participated in the foundation of Rome had already superseded the matriarchal development.

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On this page you'll find 56 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to matriarchal, such as: fatherly, maternal, paternal, affectionate, benevolent, and benign.

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