Definition of Materfamilias

1. Noun. A female head of a family or tribe.

Exact synonyms: Matriarch
Generic synonyms: Head Of Household, Adult Female, Woman



Definition of Materfamilias

1. Noun. The female head of a household ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Materfamilias

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Materfamilias

mated
matehood
mateless
matelot
matelote
matelotes
matelots
mateology
mateotechny
mater
mater lectionis
materfamilias (current term)
materfamiliases
materia
materia alba
materia medica
material
material body
material breach
material breaches
material conditional
material fact
material implication
material logic
material possession
material resource

Literary usage of Materfamilias

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1. Social Life at Rome in the Age of Cicero by William Warde Fowler (1909)
"Beyond doubt the position of the Roman materfamilias was a much more dignified one than that of the Greek wife. ..."

2. Gallus: Or, Roman Scenes of the Time of Augustus by Wilhelm Adolf Becker (1844)
"The following argument only is required to get rid of these contradictions. Gellius says the materfamilias must be in manu ..."

3. A Systematic and Historical Exposition of Roman Law in the Order of a Code by William Alexander Hunter, Gaius, John Ashton Cross (1897)
"At first, probably, materfamilias signified a wife under the monus of her ... At a later period, materfamilias was sometimes employed a* equivalent to ..."

4. Gaii Institutionum Iuris Civilis Commentarii Quattuor: Or, Elements of Roman by Gaius, Edward Poste (1884)
"Competent interpreters of the ancient language say that materfamilias was a title only given to a wife in the hand and mancipation of her husband, ..."

5. Gaii Institutionum Iuris Civilis Commentarii Quatuor: Or, Elements of Roman Law by Gaius, Edward Poste (1875)
"Competent interpreters of the ancient language say that materfamilias was a title only given to a wife in the hand and mancipation of her husband, ..."

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