matriarch Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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matriarchnoun [C]

uk   /ˈmeɪ.tri.ɑːk/  us   /-ɑːrk/
an ​old and ​powerful woman in a ​family, or the ​femaleleader of a ​society in which ​powerpasses from ​mother to ​daughter
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matriarchal
adjective uk   /-ˈɑː.kəl/  us   /-ˈɑːr.kəl/
a matriarchal society
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(Definition of matriarch from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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matriarchnoun [C]

 us   /ˈmeɪ·triˌɑrk/
a ​powerful and usually ​older woman in ​charge of a ​family, or the ​femaleleader of a ​society in which women ​holdpower
matriarchal
adjective  us   /ˌmeɪ·triˈɑr·kəl/
a matriarchal ​society
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