from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See matriarchy.
- n. A hypothetical stage in the evolution of a society in which authority is held by women.
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- n. matriarchy
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The office or jurisdiction of a matriarch; a matriarchal form of government.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The position or power of a matriarch.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a form of social organization in which a female is the family head and title is traced through the female line
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