Definition of matriarchate in English:



  • A matriarchal form of social organization, especially in a tribal society.

    ‘This is tantamount to accepting a new social order consisting of a matriarchate at the bottom of the social ladder, with female-headed broken families instituted as a way of life on the basis that everything's ok if mom is working.’
    ‘It is often used as the ultimate authority in the Goddess community on subjects as diverse as the origin of the belief in a cat's nine lives to the existence of ‘the matriarchate.’’