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  • noun A system of "ruling and oppression" in which many people may interact and act as oppressor or oppressed.

Etymologies

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Coined by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza from Ancient Greek κύριος (kurios, "lord, master") and ἄρχω (arkhō, "to rule, command"), on the model of patriarchy.

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  • or 'words I forgot to list when I first encountered them'

    January 8, 2010