matriarchal definition

  • adjective:
    • Governed by (or as if by) a matriarch
    • influenced by females, in place of by males.
    • Of or pertaining to a matriarch; governed by a matriarch or matriarchs.
    • characteristic of a matriarchy
  • others:
    • Of or with respect to a matriarch or even matriarchy; regarding the superior significance of mothers (in certain respects, as the reckoning of descent) in a family group, clan, or tribe; described as matriarchy.

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