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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Political and social supremacy of men; Patriarchy.

Usage examples (8)
  • Despite the many feminist movements, our laws are still influenced by androcracy.
  • That is why the translators have seldom used the terms matriarchy and patriarchy; and for this and other reasons they have passed over Bachofen's terms "androcracy" and...
  • We know that under Greek influence androcracy was revived.
  • Thus there was an oscillation from androcracy to gynecocracy and back to androcracy again. for more
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