Definition of patriarchate noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    patriarchate

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈpeɪtriˌɑrkət//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1the title, position, or period of office of a patriarch
  2. 2the area governed by a patriarch
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