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patriarchalism

[pey-tree-ahr-kuh-liz-uh m]
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noun
  1. a philosophy, form, or system of patriarchal government.
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Origin of patriarchalism

1840–50; patriarchal + -ism
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  • According to the article, the most dangerous antisocial phenomenon in the social life of the country was patriarchalism.

    Area Handbook for Albania

    Eugene K. Keefe