Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Government by women.

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  • n. A government ruled by a woman or women.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Government by a woman.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Government by a woman or by women; the rule of women. Formerly also written gunarchy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a political system governed by a woman

Etymologies

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gyn- + -archy

Examples

  • However, I am fascinated by a recurring and often emotional insistence on the "irresponsibility" and invalidity of theories of ancient gynarchy or matriarchy.

    Was It Matriarchy?

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