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(Definition of matriarchy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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matriarchynoun [C]

 us   /ˈmeɪ·triˌɑr·ki/
social studies a ​society in which women have most of the ​authority and ​power, or a ​society in which ​propertybelongs to women ​rather than men
(Definition of matriarchy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “matriarchy”
in Chinese (Simplified) 由女性统治的社会,母权制社会,母系社会…
in Chinese (Traditional) 由女性統治的社會,母權制社會,母系社會…
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