Patriarchate

Definition of Patriarchate

Pa`tri`ar´chate   Pronunciation: pā`trĭ`är´kãt
n.1.The office, dignity, or jurisdiction of a patriarch.
2.The residence of an ecclesiastic patriarch.
3.(Ethnol.) A patriarchal form of government or society. See Patriarchal, a., 3.

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