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matriarch

noun [C] uk   /ˈmeɪ.tri.ɑːk/ us    /-ɑːrk/
an old and powerful woman in a family, or the female leader of a society in which power passes from mother to daughter
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matriarchal
adjective uk   /-ˈɑː.kəl/ us    /-ˈɑːr.kəl/
a matriarchal society
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Translations of “matriarch”
in Spanish matriarca…
in French femme chef de famille/tribu…
in German die Matriarchin…
in Chinese (Traditional) 女家長, 女族長…
in Chinese (Simplified) 女家长, 女族长…
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