- the pope as patriarch of the West.
- any of certain bishops of the Eastern rites, as a head of an Eastern rite or a bishop of one of the ancient sees.
- the head of a Uniate church.
Origin of patriarch
OTHER WORDS FROM patriarchpa·tri·ar·chal, pa·tri·ar·chic, pa·tri·ar·chi·cal, adjectivepa·tri·arch·dom, pa·tri·arch·ship, nounan·ti·pa·tri·arch, noun
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How to use patriarch in a sentence
The recent Trumpworld legal shakeup isn’t confined to the patriarch of the family.Trumpworld’s Star Lawyers Exit as Storm Clouds Gather|Asawin Suebsaeng, Maxwell Tani, Roger Sollenberger, Adam Rawnsley|September 23, 2021|The Daily Beast
The practice of confiscating child support payments from the poor persists in part because some policymakers believe that welfare should be considered a loan, to be repaid by the patriarch of the family.These Single Moms Are Forced to Choose: Reveal Their Sexual Histories or Forfeit Welfare|by Eli Hager, photography by Adria Malcolm, special to ProPublica|September 17, 2021|ProPublica
Always a shady, controversial figure, the patriarch was posthumously revealed to have plundered his employees’ pension funds to avoid bankruptcy.What’s the Point of Trying to Understand Ghislaine Maxwell?|Judy Berman|June 24, 2021|Time
Three members of the Ebrahimi family, whose patriarch made a fortune at the software firm Quark, collectively converted $65 million into Roths in 2010 and 2011.Lord of the Roths: How Tech Mogul Peter Thiel Turned a Retirement Account for the Middle Class Into a $5 Billion Tax-Free Piggy Bank|by Justin Elliott, Patricia Callahan and James Bandler|June 24, 2021|ProPublica
Hana Alomair’s Whispers, Netflix’s first Saudi thriller, revolves around the death of a patriarch whose secrets spill out days before the launch of his company’s new app.
The talk radio phenom and Fox News staple has identified himself as a longtime listener of the TRN patriarch.
Marston declared that women should rule the world but remained a patriarch.Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine|Tom Arnold-Forster|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The patriarch, Josiah, had fought with the 42nd Wisconsin Infantry, marching all the way to Kentucky to battle the Confederates.
But it was Sean Connery who was the first choice to voice the Disney patriarch with the tragic fate.‘The Lion King’ Turns 20: Every Crazy, Weird Fact About the Disney Classic|Kevin Fallon|June 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Moscow, Patriarch Kirill addressed an audience that included Russian President Vladimir Putin.
I had those words in my thoughts four years ago, when I cut him down from the branch of the Patriarch.
It is thus that I have seen it stated in the credentials granted to the said Fleuche, first Patriarch of those lands.
The Patriarch went to him, and, with the help of an interpreter, did for him what pertained to his office as a good Pastor.
They boast of having descended from Abraham through Ishmael, believing that this patriarch built Mecca and died there.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
The sufferings of the patriarch Job form the subject of a few of these scriptural illustrations.The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow
British Dictionary definitions for patriarch
- a title given to the pope
- a title given to a number of bishops, esp of the Uniat Churches, indicating their rank as immediately below that of the pope