matriarchal vs patriarchal

matriarchal vs patriarchal
matricentric matricentric adj. centered upon the mother. [Narrower terms: {matriarchal (vs. patriarchal)}] [WordNet 1.5]

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  • matriarchal — [[t]me͟ɪtriɑ͟ː(r)k(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ A matriarchal society, family, or system is one in which the rulers are female and power or property is passed from mother to daughter. ...the 3,000 years of the matriarchal Sumerian society. Ant: patriarchal 2) …   English dictionary

  • matriarchal — ma|tri|ar|chal [ˌmeıtriˈa:kl US ˈa:r ] adj 1.) ruled or controlled by women ▪ a matriarchal society 2.) relating to or typical of a matriarch →↑patriarchal …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • patriarchal — pa|tri|arch|al [ˌpeıtriˈa:kəl US ˈa:r ] adj 1.) ruled or controlled only by men ▪ a patriarchal society 2.) relating to being a patriarch, or typical of a patriarch →↑matriarchal …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • matriarchal — Synonyms and related words: absolute, aristocratic, authoritarian, autocratic, autonomous, bureaucratic, civic, civil, constitutional, democratic, despotic, dictatorial, fascist, federal, federalist, federalistic, governmental, gubernatorial,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • patriarchal — Synonyms and related words: aboriginal, absolute, advanced, advanced in life, advanced in years, aged, along in years, ancestorial, ancestral, ancient, antepatriarchal, aristocratic, atavistic, authoritarian, autochthonous, autocratic, autonomous …   Moby Thesaurus

  • matriarchal — adjective characteristic of a matriarchy • Ant: ↑patriarchal • Similar to: ↑matriarchic, ↑matricentric • See Also: ↑maternal • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • patriarchal — adjective 1. characteristic of a form of social organization in which the male is the family head and title is traced through the male line (Freq. 1) • Ant: ↑matriarchal • Similar to: ↑patriarchic, ↑patricentric • See Also: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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