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Noun: matriarchy  'mey-tree,aa(r)-kee
  1. A form of social organization in which a female is the family head and title is traced through the female line
    - matriarchate

Derived forms: matriarchies

Type of: social organisation [Brit], social organization, social structure, social system, structure

Encyclopedia: Matriarchy