patriarchal[ pey-tree-ahr-kuh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF patriarchal
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She, too, seems determined to make me the patriarchal leader of a band.
Existing marriage is a pernicious survival of the patriarchal age.
It is a part of the patriarchal custom which regards women as property.
It was the portrait of an old man with a beautiful forehead and a patriarchal face.
I had never before and have never since seen such a patriarchal figure.
He gave us our patriarchal Constitution, and it is a fine thing.
Their priesthood—if it can be called a priesthood—is patriarchal.
He was a heavy man with a patriarchal white beard, and of imposing stature.
But that patriarchal old tub, like some saintly retreat, echoed nothing of it.
He has a long white beard of the kind described as patriarchal.