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heteropatriarchy

[ het-er-oh-pey-tree-ahr-kee ]
/ 藢h蓻t 蓹r o蕣藞pe瑟 tri藢蓱r ki /
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Definition of heteropatriarchy

noun plural het路er路o路pa路tri路arch路ies.
a hierarchical society or culture dominated by heterosexual males whose characteristic bias is unfavorable to gay people and females in general: Clearly, their goal is to establish a new heteropatriarchy.
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Origin of heteropatriarchy

First recorded in 1980鈥85; hetero- + patriarchy

OTHER WORDS FROM heteropatriarchy

het路er路o路pa路tri路ar路chal [het-er-oh-pey-tree-ahr-kuhl], /藢h蓻t 蓹r o蕣藢pe瑟 tri藞蓱r k蓹l/, het路er路o路pa路tri路ar路chic [het-er-oh-pey-tree-ahr-kik,] /藢h蓻t 蓹r o蕣藢pe瑟 tri藞蓱r k瑟k,/ het路er路o路pa路tri路ar路chi路cal, adjectivehet路er路o路pa路tri路ar路cal路ism, nounhet路er路o路pa路tri路ar路chal路ly, het路er路o路pa路tri路ar路chi路cal路ly, adverb
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