Matriarch meaning

mā'trē-ärk'
The definition of a matriarch is a woman who is a head of a family, or is a powerful mother figure.

Rose Kennedy was an example of a matriarch.

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A woman who rules a family, clan, or tribe.
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A highly respected woman who is a mother.
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A woman who dominates a group or an activity.
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A mother who rules her family or tribe; specif., a woman who is head of a matriarchy.
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A highly respected elderly woman.
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A female leader of a family, a tribe or an ethnic or religious group.
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A female founder of a political or religious movement, an organization or an enterprise.
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Origin of matriarch

  • From Latin māter (“mother") + +"Ž -arch.
    From Wiktionary