patriarch

The title of the Jewish leaders in Judea. Also a title given to a Christian bishop.

Patriarch

A patriarch is a respected male figure, be he a god or a human.

patriarch

  1. the head of family or tribe
  2. any of the early Biblical characters regarded as fathers of the human race
  3. a man who is older and higher in rank than yourself

patriarch

(from the article `Judaism`) The Bible depicts the family of the Hebrew patriarchs—Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (all early 2nd millennium )—as having its chief seat in the northern ... ...their voices with his, bring about the blessing sought. The relics of the saints are shown veneration as well and are sometimes believed to eff...
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patriarch

[n] - the head of family or tribe 2. [n] - any of the early Biblical characters regarded as fathers of the human race 3. [n] - a man who is older and higher in rank than yourself
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Patriarch

• (n.) A dignitary superior to the order of archbishops; as, the patriarch of Constantinople, of Alexandria, or of Antioch. • (n.) The father and ruler of a family; one who governs his family or descendants by paternal right; -- usually applied to heads of families in ancient history, especially in Biblical and Jewish history to those who...
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patriarch

noun the male head of family or tribe
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Patriarch

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Patriarch

[Latter Day Saints] In the Latter Day Saint movement, patriarch (also called evangelist) is an office of the priesthood. It is considered to be either an office of the patriarchal priesthood or the Melchizedek priesthood. In some denominations, there is only one patriarch, the Presiding Patriarch, who in some cases holds the highest office ...
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Patriarch

Pa'triĀ·arch noun [ French patriarche , Latin patriarcha , Greek ..., from ... lineage, especially on the father's side, race; ... father + ... a leader, chief, from ... to lead, rule. See Father , Archaic .] 1. The father and ruler of a family; one who governs his f...
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patriarch

1. The father and ruler of a family; one who governs his family or descendants by paternal right; usually applied to heads of families in ancient history, especially in Biblical and Jewish history to those who lived before the time of Moses. ... 2. A dignitary superior to the order of archbishops; as, the patriarch of Constantinople, of Alexandria,...
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Patriarch

1) The head bishop of an Eastern Orthodox Church (see Athenagoras I of Constantinople, 1886-1972). 2) A historical title for the bishops in the ancient cities of Rome, Alexandria, Antioch, Constantinople, and Jerusalem. 3) A term for Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the Hebrew Bible (Smith and Green 1995
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Patriarch

In the Latin Church honorific title of some bishops or in relation to their episcopal office (Venice, Lisbon), or by personal concession
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patriarch

In the Old Testament, one of the ancestors of the human race, and especially those of the ancient Hebrews, from Adam to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and his sons (who became patriarchs of the Hebrew...
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patriarch

In the Old Testament, one of the ancestors of the human race, and especially those of the ancient Hebrews, from Adam to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and his sons (who became patriarchs of the Hebrew tribes). In the Eastern Orthodox Church, the term refers to the leader of a national church
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Patriarch

Leader of one of the 14 Eastern Orthodox churches.
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patriarch

patriarch (pā'trēärk) , in biblical tradition, one of the antediluvian progenitors of the race as given in Genesis (e.g., Seth) or one of the ancestors of the Jews (e.g., Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and, sometimes, the sons of Jacob). The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs is the na...
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patriarch

patriarch 1. The father and ruler of a family or tribe; specifically in the New Testament, and uses derived from there, the twelve sons of Jacob, from whom the tribes of Israel were descended; also, the fathers of the race, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and their forefathers. 2. The title of the bishops of the four patriarchates of Constantinople, Ale...
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patriarch

patriarch, in Christian churches, title of certain exalted bishops, implying authority over a number of other bishops. There were originally three patriarchates: the West, held by the bishop of Rome (the pope; see papacy; Benedict XVI dropped the title in 2006), Alexandria, and Antioch. To these wer...
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patriarch

title used for some Old Testament leaders (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Jacob`s 12 sons) and, in some Christian churches, a title given to bishops of ... [6 related articles]
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