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matriarchy

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matriarchy/ˈmeɪtriˌɑɚki/noun
pluralmatriarchies
matriarchy
/ˈmeɪtriˌɑɚki/
noun
pluralmatriarchies
Learner's definition of MATRIARCHY  
[count]  : a family, group, or government controlled by a woman or a group of women
[noncount]  : a social system in which family members are related to each other through their mothers
— compare patriarchy
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