[ pey-tree-ahr-kuh l ]
/ ˌpeɪ triˈɑr kəl /
of or relating to a patriarch, the male head of a family, tribe, community, church, order, etc.: my father's conservative, patriarchal ways.
characteristic of an entity, family, church, etc., controlled by men: the highly patriarchal Mormon church.
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Sometimes pa·tri·ar·chic, pa·tri·ar·chi·cal.
pa·tri·ar·chal·ly, pa·tri·ar·chi·cal·ly, adverban·ti·pa·tri·ar·chal, adjectivean·ti·pa·tri·ar·chal·ly, adverbqua·si-pa·tri·ar·chal, adjective
un·pa·tri·ar·chal, adjectiveun·pa·tri·ar·chal·ly, adverb
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