- the office, dignity, jurisdiction, province, or residence of an ecclesiastical patriarch.
- a patriarchy.
Origin of patriarchate
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Examples from the Web for patriarchate
Kirill represented the Moscow Patriarchate at the World Council of Churches in the early 1970s.Remembering the Russian Priest Who Fought the Orthodox Church
December 28, 2014
Putin also blamed Ukrainian nationalists for attacking the Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate in Ukraine.Why Are Swastikas Hot In West Ukraine?
October 17, 2014
But we have not yet forgotten the habits and traditions of the patriarchate.Concerning Children
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The matriarchate disappeared and the patriarchate took its place.Woman and Socialism
The warden Shinsh had lost the Patriarchate and with it the spiritual headship of Zen.Zen Buddhism
The ancient rule is that no bishop is eligible for the patriarchate.
Under a patriarchate the mother yields to the grandmother and the great-grandmother.Oriental Women
Edward Bagby Pollard
- the office, jurisdiction, province, or residence of a patriarch
- a family or people under male domination or government
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