of or relating to a , the male head of a family, tribe, community, church, order, etc.:
my father’s conservative, patriarchal ways.
characteristic of an entity, family, church, etc., controlled by men:
the highly patriarchal Mormon church.
mid-15c., “pertaining to a (Church) patriarch,” from patriarch + -al, or else from Late Latin patriarchalis, from patriarcha.
a form of social organization in which the father is the supreme authority in the family, clan, or tribe and descent is reckoned in the male line, with the children belonging to the father’s clan or tribe. a society, community, or country based on this social organization. a social system in which power is held […]
a peculiarity or idiosyncrasy of the Oriental peoples. the character or characteristics of the Oriental peoples. the knowledge and study of Oriental languages, literature, etc. noun knowledge of or devotion to the Orient an Oriental quality, style, or trait n. in reference to character, style, trait, or idiom felt to be from the Orient, 1769, […]
adjective denoting a material that does not form pills or that resists pilling
of or relating to elements or techniques used in a poem not conventionally thought to be suitable or traditional.