Definitions

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  • adj. patriarchal

Etymologies

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patri- +‎ focal

Examples

  • During this period, we've seen blended qualities of both patrifocal and matrifocal frames of reference.

    Learned On Women by Andrea Learned

  • In patrifocal societies, males control female procreation, seek dominance over competitors, collect stuff to ensure survival and pass it down to sons.

    Learned On Women by Andrea Learned

  • Controlling, collecting and staying on top are features exhibited by the established powers in our society, those fittest that have survived in a patrifocal frame of reference.

    Learned On Women by Andrea Learned

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