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Friday, August 30, 2013

Definitions for gynarchy

  1. government by women.

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Citations for gynarchy
They—for it is a triplicate Gynarchy—still rule over a very large portion of territory and enjoy a subsidy from the government... George Alexander Lethbridge Banbury, Sierra Leone: or, The White Man's Grave, 1888
"But I have heard of—of gynarchy, I believe they call it." "You mean petticoat government?" "Yes." edited by D. L. Cease, "Her Bright Smile," The Railroad Trainman's Journal, 1894
Origin of gynarchy
Gynarchy entered English in the late 1500s from the Greek gyne + -arkhe literally meaning "woman rule."