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matriarch

noun [C]    /ˈmeɪ·triˌɑrk/
a powerful and usually older woman in charge of a family, or the female leader of a society in which women hold power matriarchal    /ˌmeɪ·triˈɑr·kəl/ adjective a matriarchal society
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