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- n. The quality of being patriarchal.
- n. 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.
from The 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.
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