Patriarchy meaning

pā'trē-är'kē
The dominance of men in social or cultural systems.
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The definition of a patriarchy is a system of society where the men are the head-of-the-household, carry the most power and where the family lineage passes on through men.

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.

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A form of social organization in which the father or the eldest male is recognized as the head of the family or tribe, descent and kinship being traced through the male line.
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A social system in which the father is head of the household, having authority over women and children.
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Government, rule, or domination by men, as in a family or tribe.
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(Christianity) The office of a patriarch; a patriarchate.
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Origin of patriarchy

  • From Latin patriarchia, from Byzantine Greek πατριαρχία, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek πατριάρχης (patriarkhÄ“s, “patriarch"), from πατρία and ἄρχω.
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