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noun. ['ˈpeɪtriːˌɑːrkət'] a form of social organization in which a male is the family head and title is traced through the male line.
Rhymes with Patriarchate
noun. ['ˈpeɪtriːˌɑːrkət'] the jurisdiction of a patriarch.
Sentences with patriarchate
1. Noun, singular or mass
This Order was established in 1957 under the Soviet government, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the reinstatement of the Russian Orthodox patriarchate.