Related formsma·tri·ar·chal, ma·tri·ar·chic, adjectivema·tri·ar·chal·ism, noun
Examples from the Web for matriarch
One of those families is the Cucho family, headed by 69-year-old matriarch Natividad Cucho Velasquez.Put Down That Cashmere. There’s a New Luxury Wool in Town|Ann Binlot|December 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If indeed the suit was a gamble by the Jackson matriarch to amass a sizable bank account of her own, it did not pay off.Sorry, Mrs. Jackson: How the King of Pop’s Mother Lost Her Billion-Dollar Lawsuit|Diane Dimond|October 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The clamor would have ceased as the matriarch led a retreat and the danger would have seemed to pass.How to Capture an Elephant: Excerpt From Michael Daly’s ‘Topsy’|Michael Daly|July 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Listen to her story about making jewelry with Rebecca Lolosoli, matriarch of the Umoja Uaso women's village.
But as a matriarch with three sons, she is upset about the arrests of the youngsters in Daraa.
The fault of the drama lies in the uncertain conception of the characters, and particularly of that of the Matriarch herself.Henrik Ibsen|Edmund Gosse
Matriar′chalism, the character of possessing matriarchal customs; Matriar′chate, the position of a matriarch.