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- n. Alternative form of gynecocracy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See gynecocracy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as gynecocracy.
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The stang is of Saxon origin, and is practised in Lancashire, Cumberland, and Westmoreland, for the purpose of exposing a kind of gyneocracy, or, the wife wearing the galligaskins.
The mother-right and gyneocracy among the Iroquois here plainly indicated is not overdrawn.
Bachofen was the first to discuss under the name of gyneocracy and mother-right.
Bachofen has pointed out, since gyneocracy and mother-right, as discussed by him, must have originated among these tribes when under the gentile organization, and with descent in the female line.
In the fishing villages on the Firths of Forth and Tay, as well as elsewhere in Scotland, the government is gyneocracy, as described in the text.
[Footnote: These statements illustrate the gyneocracy and mother-right among the ancient Grecian tribes discussed by Bachofen in "Das Mutterrecht."