matriarchy

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matriarchy /ˈmeɪtriˌɑɚki/ noun
plural matriarchies
matriarchy
/ˈmeɪtriˌɑɚki/
noun
plural matriarchies
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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