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matriarchnoun [C]

 us   /ˈmeɪ·triˌɑrk/
a powerful and usually older woman in charge of a family, or the female leader of a society in which women hold power
matriarchal
adjective  us   /ˌmeɪ·triˈɑr·kəl/
a matriarchal society
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