patriarchalism

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

noun

a philosophy, form, or system of patriarchal government.

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Origin of patriarchalism

1840–50; patriarchal + -ism
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Example sentences from the Web for patriarchalism

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