HyperDic: matriarchal

English > 1 sense of the word matriarchal:
ADJECTIVEallmatriarchalcharacteristic of a matriarchy
matriarchal > pronunciation
Soundsmey.triyaa'rkahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > matriarchal: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaningcharacteristic of a matriarchy.
Narrowermatriarchic(of societies or families) having a female as the family head or having descent traced through the female line
matricentricCentered upon the mother
See alsomaternalcharacteristic of a mother
OppositepatriarchalCharacteristic of a form of social organization in which the male is the family head and title is traced through the male line
Spanishmatriarcal
Catalanmatriarcal
Nounsmatriarchya form of social organization in which a female is the family head and title is traced through the female line

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