Definition of patriarchal adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    patriarchal

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˌpeɪtriˈɑrkl//
     
     
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  1. 1ruled or controlled by men; giving power and importance only to men a patriarchal society
  2. 2connected with a patriarch compare matriarchal
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: patriarchal