gynarchy

[ jin-er-kee, gahy-ner-, jahy-ner- ]
/ ˈdʒɪn ər ki, ˈgaɪ nər-, ˈdʒaɪ nər- /

noun, plural gyn·ar·chies.

government by women.

Origin of gynarchy

First recorded in 1570–80; gyn- + -archy
Also called gynocracy.

Related forms

gy·narch·ic [ji-nahr-kik, gahy-, jahy-] /dʒɪˈnɑr kɪk, gaɪ-, dʒaɪ-/, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for gynarchy

gynarchy

/ (ˈdʒaɪˌnɑːkɪ, ˈɡaɪ-) /

noun plural -chies

another word for gynaecocracy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012