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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A form of social organization in which a female is the family head and title is traced through the female line.

Usage examples (37)
  • Man – I really need to figure out where the secret lair of the matriarchy is so that I can infiltrate and become one of them.
  • More generally, a matriarchy is a society dominated by women.
  • I don't think this is indicative of approval, nor promotion, by the "matriarchy" in general.
  • Rosin begins her article: with what she calls the "matriarchy" of the inner cities. for more
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