Definition of ante-patriarchal in English:

ante-patriarchal

adjective

  • 1Relating to a time before the biblical patriarchs.

  • 2Relating to a time before patriarchy.

Pronunciation

ante-patriarchal

/ˌantɪpeɪtrɪˈɑːkl/ /ˌantɪpatrɪˈɑːkl/

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Abraham Tucker (1705–1774), philosopher.