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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Characteristic of a form of social organization in which the male is the family head and title is traced through the male line; Relating to or characteristic of a man who is older or higher in rank.

Usage examples (33)
  • I'm torn between using the term patriarchal conspiracy and thinking of a term that's less likely to get me laughed of the internet
  • Under the systems which we call patriarchal, the modern distinction between sins and crimes had no existence.
  • Under the systems which we call patriarchal, the modern distinctions between sins and crimes had no existence.
  • Encouragement and support do they derive from James, in maintaining the "peculiar institution" which they call patriarchal, and boast of as the "corner-stone" of the... for more
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