Related formsma·tri·ar·chal, ma·tri·ar·chic, adjectivema·tri·ar·chal·ism, noun
Examples from the Web for matriarchal
Jane was raised in a matriarchal family by her hyper-religious grandma and young, aspiring singer single mother.
By calling in the matriarchal troops, Elin effectively changed the rules of the game.
As recent ethnologists seem inclined to agree, this does not mean a matriarchal family.Ethics|John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
The term “matriarchal” takes too much for granted that women at one period ruled.The Position of Woman in Primitive Society|C. Gasquoine Hartley
Historians agree as to the high civilization even today of those nations or tribes still preserving traces of Matriarchal customs.Woman, Church & State|Matilda Joslyn Gage
The Temple of the Goddess, high on the Acropolis, stood as a relic of matriarchal worship.The Truth About Woman|C. Gasquoine Hartley
Among peoples at a low stage of development, matriarchal conditions prevail or have been abandoned but recently.Woman and Socialism|August Bebel