Kyriarchy definition

A system of "ruling and oppression" in which many people may interact and act as oppressor or oppressed.
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Noun

Singular:
kyriarchy
Plural:
kyriarchies

Origin of kyriarchy

  • Coined by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza in 2001 from Ancient Greek κύριος (kurios, “lord, master”) and ἄρχω (arkhō, “to rule, command”), on the model of patriarchy.

    From Wiktionary