from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Government by women.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Government by a woman.

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  • noun politics A government ruled by a woman or women.

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

  • noun a political system governed by a woman


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gyn- + -archy


  • 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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