matriarchate definition

  • noun:
    • See matriarchy.
    • A hypothetical phase in development of a society by which authority is held by women.
    • matriarchy
    • any office or jurisdiction of a matriarch; a matriarchal kind of federal government.
    • the positioning or energy of a matriarch.
    • a form of social business where a lady could be the family members mind and title is traced through the feminine line

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