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1. patriarchal

adjective. ['ˌpeɪtriːˈɑːrkəl'] characteristic of a form of social organization in which the male is the family head and title is traced through the male line.

Synonyms

  • patriarchic
  • paternal

Antonyms

  • matriarchal
  • unrelated
  • filial

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • patriarch (English)
  • patriarcha (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Patriarchal

  • matriarchal
  • starkel
  • sparkle
  • markle
  • markell
  • markel

Example sentences of the word patriarchal


1. Adjective
While many families still operate under a patriarchal setup, women are gaining more pull within a family.

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