HyperDic: patriarchal

English > 2 senses of the word patriarchal:
ADJECTIVEallpatriarchalcharacteristic of a form of social organization in which the male is the family head and title is traced through the male line
pertpatriarchalrelating to or characteristic of a man who is older or higher in rank
patriarchal > pronunciation
Soundspey.triyaa'rkahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > patriarchal: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCharacteristic of a form of social organization in which the male is the family head and title is traced through the male line.
Narrowerpatriarchic(of societies) being ruled by or having descent traced through the male line
patricentricCentered upon the father
See alsopaternalcharacteristic of a father
Oppositematriarchalcharacteristic of a matriarchy
Spanishpatriarcal
Nounspatriarchthe male head of family or tribe / tribe
patriarchya form of social organization in which a male is the family head and title is traced through the male line
English > patriarchal: 2 senses > adjective 2, pert
MeaningRelating to or characteristic of a man who is older or higher in rank.
Spanishpatriarcal
Catalanpatriarcal
Nounspatriarcha man who is older and higher in rank than yourself

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