Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That political condition or organization in which the chief authority of each tribe or family resides in a patriarch; patriarchy.
- n. The quality of being patriarchal.
- n. historical, politics, philosophy, sometimes uppercase A political theory which arose in England in the seventeenth century, which emphasized the absolute power of the king as the paternal head of state, viewing his fatherly power as having been inherited genealogically from Adam.
“Indeed, the panel of Presbyterians finds that marriage itself, though sometimes liberating, is too often vitiated by "patriarchalism" and "heterosexist" assumptions.”
“Many women were part of the fighting units of ELAS which, inter alia, preached a liberation of women from the bonds of patriarchalism.”
“And no - if a mother degrades a non-mother which again, don't know what that looks like, so I'm limited in here, I don't think that it's necessarily to do with patriarchalism.”
“To me this argues control of marriage, abortion, and gays as simply patriarchalism — a behavior more easily understood by watching wolf and chimpanzee troops.”
“That prices out those who seek cheap ruralness, and probably discourages those who seek traditional, (like God, family) even reactionary values (like xenophobia, patriarchalism, racism), because they won't find them there.”
“I congratulate Professor Amussen on her single-minded determination to find the source of all political theory in family relationships, but I must point out that I did know about Filmer's patriarchalism and other metaphors derived from the fact that people have fathers whom as children they are instructed to obey.”
“Also the wide range of political positions, from the patriarchalism of Filmer via Hobbes, Hooker,”
“This is one of the evils which derange patriarchalism; the decent-minded living in fear of their lives, the others with a conspicuous example before their eyes of the advantages of evil-doing.”
“Sometimes, indeed, in this black Southwest, some peculiarly atrocious excess of patriarchalism raises the horror even of the white crowd, and the offender is lynched or his or her home burnt down.”
“Opposition to freedom of choice on abortion stems from a malignant patriarchalism which uses the unscientific and unbiblical notion that human”
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