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patr-
Patrae
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patri-
patrial
Patriarch
PATRIARCH; PATRIACHS
Patriarchal
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Patriarchal dispensation
Patriarchdom
patriarchic
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PATRIARCHS, TESTAMENTS OF THE TWELVE


Patriarchship
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patriarchate definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the jurisdiction of a patriarch
2: a form of social organization in which a male is the family head and title is traced through the male line [syn: patriarchy, patriarchate]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1617 1. a. the office, jurisdiction, or time in office of a patriarch b. the residence or headquarters of a patriarch 2. patriarchy

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the office, see, or residence of an ecclesiastical patriarch. 2 the rank of a tribal patriarch. Etymology: med.L patriarchatus (as PATRIARCH)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Patriarchate Pa`tri*ar"chate (p>amac/`tr[i^]*[aum]r"k[asl]t), n. [Cf. F. patriarcat.] 1. The office, dignity, or jurisdiction of a patriarch. --Jer. Taylor. 2. The residence of an ecclesiastic patriarch. 3. (Ethnol.) A patriarchal form of government or society. See Patriarchal, a., 3.




 


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