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Definition of patriarchate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    patriarchate

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈpeɪtriɑːkət//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpeɪtriɑːrkət//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1the title, position or period of office of a Patriarch
  2. 2the area governed by a Patriarch
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: patriarchate