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Patriarchy is a bully notion, which if you will notice never attacks a nation that can defend itself. Zionism is patriarchal and sets Judaism on its head.
Roseanne Barr

Meaning of "patriarchy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PATRIARCHY

patriarchy  [ˈpeɪtrɪˌɑːkɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PATRIARCHY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Patriarchy is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PATRIARCHY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

patriarchy

Patriarchy

Patriarchy is a social system in which males are the primary authority figures central to social organization, occupy roles of political leadership, moral authority and control of property, and where fathers hold authority over women and children. It implies the institutions of male rule and privilege, and entails female subordination. Many patriarchal societies are also patrilineal, meaning that property and title are inherited by the male lineage. The female equivalent is matriarchy. Historically, patriarchy has manifested itself in the social, legal, political, and economic organization of a range of different cultures.

Definition of patriarchy in the English dictionary

The definition of patriarchy in the dictionary is a form of social organization in which a male is the head of the family and descent, kinship, and title are traced through the male line. Other definition of patriarchy is any society governed by such a system.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PATRIARCHY


Abnaki
æbˈnɑːkɪ
darkie
ˈdɑːkɪ
darky
ˈdɑːkɪ
endarchy
ˈendˌɑːkɪ
hagiarchy
ˈhæɡɪˌɑːkɪ
hierarchy
ˈhaɪəˌrɑːkɪ
holarchy
ˈhəʊlˌɑːkɪ
Iraqi
ɪˈrɑːkɪ
kaki
ˈkɑːkɪ
Kawasaki
ˌkɑːwəˈsɑːkɪ
khaki
ˈkɑːkɪ
matriarchy
ˈmeɪtrɪˌɑːkɪ
Nagasaki
ˌnɑːɡəˈsɑːkɪ
navarchy
ˈnævˌɑːkɪ
polyarchy
ˈpɒlɪˌɑːkɪ
saki
ˈsɑːkɪ
sparky
ˈspɑːkɪ
Starkey
ˈstɑːkɪ
triarchy
ˈtraɪɑːkɪ
Yamasaki
ˌjæməˈsɑːkɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PATRIARCHY

patrial
patrialism
patriality
patriarch
patriarchal
patriarchal cross
patriarchalism
patriarchally
patriarchate
patriarchies
patriarchism
patriate
patriation
patrician
patricianly
patriciate
patricidal
patricide
Patrick
patriclinous

WORDS THAT END LIKE PATRIARCHY

absolute monarchy
anarchy
autarchy
chiliarchy
churchy
constitutional monarchy
diarchy
Dual Monarchy
eparchy
ethnarchy
heptarchy
heterarchy
limited monarchy
monarchy
nomarchy
oligarchy
phylarchy
squirarchy
starchy
tetrarchy
trierarchy

Synonyms and antonyms of patriarchy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «patriarchy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PATRIARCHY

Find out the translation of patriarchy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of patriarchy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «patriarchy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

父权制
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

patriarcado
570 millions of speakers

English

patriarchy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पितृसत्ता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

النظام الأبوي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

патриархат
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

patriarquia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গোষ্ঠীপতিশাসিত সমাজ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

patriarcat
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Patriarki
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Patriarchat
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

男性支配社会
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

가부장제 사회
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Patriarki
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tù trưởng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆணாதிக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पितृसत्ता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ataerkillik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

patriarcato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

patriarchat
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

патріархат
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

patriarhat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πατριαρχία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

patriargie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

patriarkat
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

patriarkatet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of patriarchy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PATRIARCHY»

The term «patriarchy» is regularly used and occupies the 57.739 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PATRIARCHY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «patriarchy» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «patriarchy» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about patriarchy

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10 QUOTES WITH «PATRIARCHY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word patriarchy.
1
Roseanne Barr
Patriarchy is a bully notion, which if you will notice never attacks a nation that can defend itself. Zionism is patriarchal and sets Judaism on its head.
2
Charlotte Bunch
Our very strength as lesbians lies in the fact that we are outside of patriarchy; our existence challenges its life.
3
Carol P. Christ
After much diligent research, aided by other women, I gradually came to understand that beneath the familiar Goddesses of the patriarchy, there is a much more ancient Goddess.
4
Ani DiFranco
Patriarchy is like the elephant in the room that we don't talk about, but how could it not affect the planet radically when it's the superstructure of human society.
5
Eve Ensler
Well, the tyranny of masculinity and the tyranny of patriarchy I think has been much more deadly to men than it has to women. It hasn't killed our hearts. It's killed men's hearts. It's silenced them; it's cut them off.
6
Shereen El Feki
The patriarchy is alive and well in Egypt and the wider Arab world.
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Shereen El Feki
The patriarchy is alive and well in Egypt and the wider Arab world. Just because we got rid of the father of the nation in Egypt or Tunisia, Mubarak or Ben Ali, and in a number of other countries, does not mean that the father of the family does not still hold sway.
8
Jane Fonda
Some people are surprised that the Republicans are waging a war on women, or that they voted against equal pay for women. I'm not surprised at all. In some ways, it may be a good thing. They're defending the patriarchy, which is a wounded beast! And wounded beasts are always dangerous.
9
Thomas Keneally
So I remember both medicine, because I frequently sick, particularly with asthma for which there was no proper treatment then, and in religion I had a strong sense of there being a patriarchy.
10
Kate Millett
A sexual revolution begins with the emancipation of women, who are the chief victims of patriarchy, and also with the ending of homosexual oppression.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PATRIARCHY»

Discover the use of patriarchy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to patriarchy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Patriarchy and Accumulation On A World Scale: Women in the ...
This now classic book traces the social origins of the sexual division of labor.
Maria Mies, 1998
2
The Creation of Patriarchy
A radical reinterpretation of Western civilization argues that male dominance has resulted from, and can be ended by, historical process, and identifies key developments Women's history is indispensable and essential to the emancipation of ...
Gerda Lerner, 1986
3
Buddhism After Patriarchy: A Feminist History, Analysis, and ...
This book surveys both the part women have played in Buddhism historically and what Buddhism might become in its post-patriarchal future.
Rita M. Gross, 1993
4
What Is Patriarchy?
What is Patriarchy locates women's struggles for social change in the context of patriarchal control of major social, economic, political and cultural institutions.
Kamla Bhasin, 1993
5
Patriarchy, Property and Death in the Roman Family
This innovative study of the patriarchy belies the accepted notion of the father figure as tyrannical and exploitative.
Richard P. Saller, 1997
6
From Patriarchy to Empowerment: Women's Participation, ...
Offering 20 studies on instances of emerging social justice and women's empowerment in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia, this text shows how changes are occurring as capital, people, and information erode entrenched gender ...
Valentine M. Moghadam, 2007
7
Women and Chinese Patriarchy: Submission, Servitude and Escape
This is a study of the forms of servitude to which Chinese women have been subjected and the avenues of escape open to them.
Maria Jaschok, Suzanne Miers, 1994
8
History Matters: Patriarchy and the Challenge of Feminism
A new manifesto, History Matters engages forthrightly with the challenges faced by feminist historians today.
Judith M. Bennett, 2011
9
Palestinian Women: Patriarchy and Resistance in the West Bank
While the book presents an overwhelming argument that the current system hinders any progress towards democracy and prosperity for the region, it also explores the strategies by which women are working to better their positions, and the ...
Cheryl Rubenberg, 2001
10
Professions and Patriarchy
This impressive and original study is one of the first books to combine mainstream sociology with feminism in exploring the subject of the professions and power.
Anne Witz, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PATRIARCHY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term patriarchy is used in the context of the following news items.
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9 Most Feminist Male Disney Characters From A Patriarchy
Disney films are often scrutinized in terms of how feminist they are and aren't, mostly out of our grown-up attempts to reconcile childhood princess dreams with ... «Bustle, Jul 15»
2
Art review: Symbiosis happens in two artist-curated shows in …
“Shared Sensibilities” is a model exhibition both for artists and for those trying to wrap their heads around the role of institutional patriarchy in ... «Press Herald, Jul 15»
3
Researcher puts sexist male video game players in their place
While Kasumovic isn't disrupting the patriarchy on purpose, he is extremely interested in an evolutionary understanding of how men and ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
4
Op-Ed: Taking political action in SA in the short and long term
In SA today patriarchy is a central question, manifested in violence against women and intolerance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ... «Daily Maverick, Jul 15»
5
"The Ethics of Desire": Ida Applebroog at Hauser & Wirth
Clad in both heeled boots and helmets, these characters could be glamorous organizers of a march against the patriarchy. This fabulous ... «BLOUIN ARTINFO, Jul 15»
6
The Sin of David: A Sermon on Power and (White) Privilege
Patriarchy took away Bathsheba's say in the matter; the systematic silencing of women's voices in her society meant that she could not have ... «Patheos, Jul 15»
7
Telling stories
These recurring questions of virtue, blame, justice, female desire, social roles, patriarchy and masculine ego, inherent in the Ahalya myth, ... «Mid-Day, Jul 15»
8
Liberal Site Smells Summer Sexism In 'Retrograde' Male Grilling
Over at The Washington Post, writer Petula Dvorak theorizes that intensely cold office temperatures are yet another example of the patriarchy ... «NewsBusters, Jul 15»
9
Taylor Swift Girl Gang Entrance Exam
... Taylor's oeuvre as a foundational text of an emerging fourth-wave feminism that, with its searing honesty and ability to rattle a stale patriarchy, ... «The New Yorker, Jul 15»
10
What price equality if women give up their own names?
... a diamond engagement ring that makes vast numbers of intelligent women tumble head first into a gooey vat of patriarchy and male privilege. «Irish Independent, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Patriarchy [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/patriarchy>. Feb 2020 ».
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