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patriarchy

noun [C/U]  us   /ˈpeɪ·triˌɑr·ki/
social studies a form of social organization in which fathers or other males control the family, clan, tribe, or larger social unit, or a society organized in this way social studies Patriarchy is also the control by men, rather than women or both men and women, of most of the power and authority in a society.
Translations of “patriarchy”
in Chinese (Traditional) 父權社會, 男權社會…
in Chinese (Simplified) 父权制社会, 男权社会…
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