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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A man who is older and higher in rank than yourself; Any of the early biblical characters regarded as fathers of the human race; The male head of family or tribe.

Usage examples (33)
  • The orthodox churches have nine patriarchs and the Eastern Catholics have seven.
  • The first of these Jacobite bishops (they did not take the title patriarch) of
  • Katholikos of Echmiadzin gave the Armenian Bishop of Jerusalem the right to consecrate chrism; thereupon the bishop assumed the title patriarch and began ordaining bishops.
  • The tomb of the great patriarch is placed in Nakhshewan by these for more
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