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Definition of matriarchal adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

matriarchal

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˌmeɪtriˈɑrkl//
 
 
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(of a society or system) controlled by women rather than men; passing power, property, etc. from mother to daughter rather than from father to son The animals live in matriarchal groups. compare patriarchal
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