from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Government by a woman or by women; the rule of women.
However, I am fascinated by a recurring and often emotional insistence on the 'irresponsibility' and invalidity of theories of ancient gynarchy or matriarchy.
She has, in other words evolved that intricate and gynarchy known as professional society, the punishment and the despair of naturally anti-social American man.
This word comes from the Greek ‘gyné,’ a woman, a wife, and ‘arkhon,’ ruler.