from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of gynecocracy.
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- n. Alternative spelling of gynecocracy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Female government; gynecocracy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as gynecocracy.
_The Abbot_, _vi. 440_; "reigned before me," vi. 444; "my _buon camerado_," vi. 459; his use of "gynocracy," _vi.
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On both philosophical and emotional grounds, I hate paternalism in government; and I don't like maternalism in government any better, especially given that, in a number of respects, America is gradually evolving into a gynocracy anyhow.
Our traditions and records speak of twenty revolutions within the last twelve years, in which the aforesaid state has repeatedly changed from absolute despotism to republicanism, not forgetting the intermediate stages of oligarchy, limited monarchy, and even gynocracy; for I myself remember Alsatia governed for nearly nine months by an old fish-woman.
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We doubt whether the most limited gynocracy would tolerate the use of tobacco as an article of daily diet, or permit ferocious murders to go unwhipped of justice under the name of duels.
Scattered examples of gynocracy are to be found in other parts of the world, and in their later development some of the Aryan races have been rather partial to women as monarchs, and striking instances of a like predilection are to be met with among the Semitic tribes, -- Boadicea,
He confessed that for nearly a month now the house had been a damned gynocracy and he was getting tired of being bossed around by a couple of women.
She sent and asked several of her friends to meet him at tea; and if in that New England disproportion of the sexes which at Burymouth is intensified almost to a pure gynocracy these friends were nearly all women, he found them even more agreeable than if they had been nearly all men.
Our traditions and records speak of twenty revolutions within the last twelve years, in which the aforesaid state has repeatedly changed from absolute despotism to republicanism, not forgetting the intermediate stages of oligarchy, limited monarchy, and even gynocracy; for I myself remember
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