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Definition 1: a form of social organization in which a male is the family head and title is traced through the male line - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for patriarchate in the sense of this definition

(patriarchate is a kind of ...) the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships

"the social organization of England and America is very different" "sociologists have studied the changing structure of the family"

Definition 2: the jurisdiction of a patriarch - [noun denoting location]

(patriarchate is a kind of ...) in law; the territory within which power can be exercised

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