matriarch

Definition of matriarch

ma´tri`arch
n.1.The mother and ruler of a family or of her descendants; a ruler by maternal right.
2.A woman who dominates or is the most important member of a group or organization; in businesses, often the founder or owner of the largest interest.
3.A venerated old woman.

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