noun, plural pa·tri·arch·ies.
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OTHER WORDS FROM patriarchyan·ti·pa·tri·ar·chy, noun, plural an·ti·pa·tri·ar·chies.
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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’|Marlow Stern|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Tom Arnold-Forster|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“They will be the advocates of patriarchy, traditional systems and behavior,” Dhakal says.
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.
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
In this we seem to have the savor of a system of patriarchy.Ifugao Law|R. F. Burton
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