Matriarchy meaning

mā'trē-är'kē
The collection of women in positions of power, especially in such a social system or community.
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A form of social organization in which the mother is recognized as the head of the family or tribe, descent and kinship being traced through the mother.
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Government, rule, or domination by women.
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A social system in which the mother is head of household, having authority over men and children.
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A system of government by females (particularly as a kind of polity).
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Origin of matriarchy

  • Coined after patriarchy, from Ancient Greek μήτηρ (mother) and ἄρχω (I rule)
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