Gynecocracy meaning

gī-nŏkrə-sē, jĭ-
Government by women.
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A society ruled by women.
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Government by a woman or women.
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A society ruled by women.
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Origin of gynecocracy

  • Greek gunaikokratiā gunaiko- gyneco- -kratiā -cracy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Neologism, no etymology, but constructed from Greek gune, -aikos (γυνή, -αικος) 'woman' and kratos (κράτος) 'power'. Disambiguates usage of matriarchy: gynecocracy refers to societies ruled by women, distinct from matrilineal bequeathing of property and matrilocal residence of brides.

    From Wiktionary