An example of a patriarchy society is where men hold the control and make all the rules and women stay home and care for the kids.
An example of a patriarchy is when the family name comes from the man in the family.
Other Word Forms
Origin of patriarchy
- From Latin patriarchia, from Byzantine Greek πατριαρχία, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek πατριάρχης (patriarkhÄ“s, “patriarch"), from πατρία and ἄρχω.