[ pey-tree-ahr-kuh-liz-uh m ]
/ ˌpeɪ triˈɑr kəˌlɪz əm /


a philosophy, form, or system of patriarchal government.

Origin of patriarchalism

1840–50; patriarchal + -ism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for patriarchalism

  • According to the article, the most dangerous antisocial phenomenon in the social life of the country was patriarchalism.