patriarchate

  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

patriarchate

[n] - the jurisdiction of a patriarch
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Patriarchate

Pa`tri·ar'chate (p> amac/`trĭ*är'kat) noun [ Confer French 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. ...
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patriarchate

1. The office, dignity, or jurisdiction of a patriarch. ... 2. The residence of an ecclesiastic patriarch. ... 3. <ethnology> A patriarchal form of government or society. See Patriarchal. ... Origin: Cf. F. Patriarcat. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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patriarchate

noun the jurisdiction of a patriarch
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Patriarchate

• (n.) A patriarchal form of government or society. See Patriarchal, a., 3. • (n.) The residence of an ecclesiastic patriarch. • (n.) The office, dignity, or jurisdiction of a patriarch.
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patriarchate

patriarchate The position, rank, jurisdiction, territory, etc. of a patriarch; patriarchy.
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Patriarchate

A patriarchate is the office or jurisdiction of a patriarch. A patriarch, as the term is used here, is either, The five patriarchs of the Pentarchy sat in Rome, Constantinople (now Istanbul), Alexandria, Antioch, and Jerusalem. The East-West Schism of 1054 split the Latin-speaking see of Rome from the four Greek-speaking patriarchates, forming dis...
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