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  • adj. Centering around the mother or mothers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. centered upon the mother.

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

  • adj. centered upon the mother


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  • Warrior nomads, they not only imposed their own rigid authoritarian rule, replacing matricentric values with patriarchal ones, but also inflicted an ideology and the style of divided consciousness (such as we've just discussed) that shattered the finely wrought symbiosis between humans, nature, culture and spiritual realities.

    Dr. Jean Houston: Moving Beyond the Pathology of History: Why We Need a Shift in Human Consciousness

  • Minangkabau, the society recognized among anthropologists as the world's largest and most stable surviving matriarchy* (though some prefer to call it a gylany, matrix, matrifocal or matricentric society, or something else to avoid conjuring images of mythical Amazons).


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