Synonyms for patriarchy

  • patriarchism
  • patriarchship
  • patriarchate
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In this we seem to have the savor of a system of patriarchy.

A patriarchy is a monarchy in which the chief power is exercised by a patriarch, or father.

Patriarchy succeeded matriarchy, but whether as a gradual evolution or otherwise is not clear.

The first form of government was a patriarchy—the father of the family and of the tribe being the ruler.