the office, dignity, jurisdiction, province, or residence of an ecclesiastical patriarch.
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How to use patriarchate in a sentence
Kirill represented the Moscow patriarchate at the World Council of Churches in the early 1970s.Remembering the Russian Priest Who Fought the Orthodox Church | Cathy Young | December 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Putin also blamed Ukrainian nationalists for attacking the Orthodox Church of the Moscow patriarchate in Ukraine.
The patriarchate subsequently passed to Oviedo, who was the only one to reach the country.The Jesuits, 1534-1921 | Thomas J. Campbell
He divided the history of society into four great epochs—savagery, barbarism, the patriarchate, and civilization.Socialism | John Spargo
He soon succeeded to the patriarchate, which gave him civil as well as ecclesiastical powers.Curiosities of Christian History | Croake James
Their principal quarrel is with the Greek clergy foisted upon them by the patriarchate here.Lord Lyons: A Record of British Diplomacy | Thomas Wodehouse Legh Newton
Peter I. abolished the patriarchate, introduced his own classes and reforms, and made himself head of the church.
British Dictionary definitions for patriarchate
the office, jurisdiction, province, or residence of a patriarch
a family or people under male domination or government
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