patriarch Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"patriarch" in British English

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patriarchnoun [C]

uk   /ˈpeɪ.tri.ɑːk/  us   /-ɑːrk/

patriarch noun [C] (RELIGION)

a bishop in ​certainEastern Churches

patriarch noun [C] (SOCIETY)

the ​maleleader of a ​family
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(Definition of patriarch from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"patriarch" in American English

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patriarchnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpeɪ·triˌɑrk/
a ​powerful and usually ​older man in ​charge of a ​family, or the ​maleleader of a ​society in which men ​holdpower
patriarchal
adjective  us   /ˌpeɪ·triˈɑr·kəl/
a patriarchal ​society
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