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patriarchal (adj.)

mid-15c., patriarchial, "pertaining to a (Church) patriarch," especially in reference to the five Roman basilicas, from patriarch + -al, or else from Medieval Latin patriarchalis, from patriarcha. Meaning "resembling or characteristic of a patriarch" is from 1640s. Related: Patriarchalism

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Definitions of patriarchal from WordNet

patriarchal (adj.)
characteristic of a form of social organization in which the male is the family head and title is traced through the male line;
patriarchal (adj.)
relating to or characteristic of a man who is older or higher in rank;
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