Definition of Matriarchate

1. Noun. A form of social organization in which a female is the family head and title is traced through the female line.




Definition of Matriarchate

1. n. The office or jurisdiction of a matriarch; a matriarchal form of government.

Definition of Matriarchate

1. Noun. matriarchy ¹

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Definition of Matriarchate

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Matriarchate

matraite
matranee
matranees
matres
matres lectionis
matresfamilias
matress
matresses
matri-
matriarch
matriarchal
matriarchalism
matriarchally
matriarchate (current term)
matriarchates
matriarchial
matriarchic
matriarchies
matriarchs
matriarchy
matric
matrical
matricaria
matrice
matricentred
matricentric
matrices
matricial

Literary usage of Matriarchate

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1. Transactions of the National Council of Women of the United States by Rachel Foster Avery (1891)
"THE matriarchate, OR MOTHER-AGE. ELIZABETH CADY STANTON. Without going into any of the fine calculations of historians as to the centuries of human growth, ..."

2. The Negro Races: A Sociological Study by Jerome Dowd (1907)
"The transition from the matriarchate to the patriarchate does not seem to have any connection with wife capture, as Gumplowicz supposes,1 since the ..."

3. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"Cf. matriarchate. Literature: McLENNAN, Kinship in Ancient Greece and other essays collected in Stud, in Ancient Hist.(ist and 2nd series) ; ROBERTSON SMITH ..."

4. Early Civilization: An Introduction to Anthropology by Alexander Goldenweiser (1922)
"... III THE IROQUOIS matriarchate The Iroquois speaking tribes of northwestern New York and southeastern Canada, whose original provenience remains somewhat ..."

5. A History of French Private Law by Jean Brissaud, Rapelje Howell (1912)
"matriarchate. — Evolution towards the Maternal Family. The Prohibition of Incest. Marriage by Groups. Polyandry. Among the Reddies. ..."

6. The Advance of Woman from the Earliest Times to the Present by Jane Johnstone Christie (1912)
"n EARLY SOCIETY AND THE matriarchate THE human being, emerging by imperceptible degrees, from the world below him, embodied in himself, the characteristics ..."

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