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androcracy

[an-drok-ruh-see]
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noun
  1. social and political rule by men.
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Origin of androcracy

Related formsan·dro·crat·ic [an-druh-krat-ik] /ˌæn drəˈkræt ɪk/, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • There has never been a democracy, so far—only an androcracy.

    Our Androcentric Culture, or The Man Made World

    Charlotte Perkins Gilman


Word Origin and History for androcracy

n.

"rule or supremacy of men," 1883; see andro- + -cracy. Related: Androcratic.

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