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matriarchalma‧tri‧ar‧chal /ˌmeɪtriˈɑːkl◂ $ -ˈɑːr-/ adjective  1 SSWWOMANruled or controlled by women a matriarchal society2 SSWWOMANrelating to or typical of a matriarchpatriarchal
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matriarchalA photograph taken in 1908 shows Belle, strongly matriarchal among her children.Whether or not she was cooking, she regularly donned an apron as a symbolically matriarchal gesture that she was in charge of domestic arrangements.Clearly, then, Laura Holmes's family is tribal, matriarchal, insular.
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