Definition of matriarchal in English:

matriarchal

adjective

  • 1Relating to or denoting a form of social organization in which a woman is the head.

    ‘a matriarchal society’
    1. 1.1Denoting an older woman who is powerful within a family or organization.
      ‘an overbearing matriarchal figure’

Pronunciation

matriarchal

/meɪtrɪˈɑːk(ə)l/