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

 

matriarchy

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈmeɪtriɑːki//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmeɪtriɑːrki//
 
(pl. matriarchies)
 
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a social system that gives power and authority to women rather than men compare patriarchy
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: matriarchy