Meaning of patriarchalism in English:

patriarchalism

Pronunciation /ˌpeɪtrɪˈɑːk(ə)lɪz(ə)m/ /ˌpatrɪˈɑːk(ə)lɪz(ə)m/ /ˌpeɪtrɪˈɑːkəlɪz(ə)m/

noun

  • The principle or practice of patriarchal rule, authority, or government; a patriarchal system of society.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Mary Hennell (1802–1843), author. From patriarchal + -ism.