Meaning of “patriarch” in the English Dictionary

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patriarchnoun [ C ]

us /ˈpeɪ·triˌɑrk/

a powerful and usually older man in charge of a family, or the male leader of a society in which men hold power

adjective us /ˌpeɪ·triˈɑr·kəl/

a patriarchal society

(Definition of “patriarch” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)