noun, plural pa·tri·arch·ies.
Origin of patriarchy
Examples from the Web for patriarchy
Contemporary Examples of patriarchy
She was born into a patriarchy and an industry that hyper-sexualizes women all the time.Revenge of the Rock Nerds: TV on the Radio’s Long Road to ‘Seeds’
December 3, 2014
She is against the patriarchy, especially when personified in villainous ogres like the Duke of Deception.Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine
November 3, 2014
“They will be the advocates of patriarchy, traditional systems and behavior,” Dhakal says.The Sad Hidden Plight of Child Grooms
September 18, 2014
Or a select few can boost their grades by braiding their armpit hair and fighting the patriarchy.
And maybe dealing a death blow to the patriarchy in the process.
Historical Examples of patriarchy
In this we seem to have the savor of a system of patriarchy.Ifugao Law
R. F. Burton
A patriarchy is a monarchy in which the chief power is exercised by a patriarch, or father.Elements of Civil Government
Alexander L. Peterman
Patriarchy succeeded matriarchy, but whether as a gradual evolution or otherwise is not clear.The Sex Worship and Symbolism of Primitive Races
Sanger Brown, II
The first form of government was a patriarchy—the father of the family and of the tribe being the ruler.The Theistic Conception of the World
B. F. (Benjamin Franklin) Cocker
noun plural -chies
1560s, in ecclesiastical sense, from Greek patriarkhia, from patriarkhes (see patriarch). Meaning "system of society or government by fathers or elder males of the community" first recorded 1630s.