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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Characteristic of a system of social organization in which descent is traced solely or primarily through the female line.

Usage examples (33)
  • Another implication of these results, Ian wrote, was that it was unlikely Çatalhöyük was the kind of matriarchal society that James Mellaart and Marija Gimbutas had...
  • The society became now a kind of matriarchal hive.
  • More generally, rights of dynasty were inherited through the mother's side, making Egypt a "matriarchal" society.
  • And, it would be both matriarchal and patriarchal. for more
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