[mey-tree-ahr-kee] /ˈmeɪ triˌɑr ki/
noun, plural matriarchies.
a family, society, community, or state governed by women.
a form of social organization in which the mother is head of the family, and in which descent is reckoned in the female line, the children belonging to the mother’s clan; system.
noun (pl) -chies
a form of social organization in which a female is head of the family or society, and descent and kinship are traced through the female line
any society dominated by women
formed in English 1881 from matriarch + -y (1).
A family or society in which authority is held by females, through whom descent and inheritance are traced. More generally, a matriarchy is a society dominated by women. (See also matrilineal, patriarchy, and patrilineal.)
matrical mat·ri·cal (māt’rĭ-kəl) adj. Of or relating to a matrix.
/məˈtrɪk/ noun 1. (Brit & South African) short for matriculation (sense 2)
[mey-tri-seez, ma-tri-] /ˈmeɪ trɪˌsiz, ˈmæ trɪ-/ noun 1. a plural of . [mey-triks, ma-] /ˈmeɪ trɪks, ˈmæ-/ noun, plural matrices [mey-tri-seez, ma-] /ˈmeɪ trɪˌsiz, ˈmæ-/ (Show IPA), matrixes. 1. something that constitutes the place or point from which something else originates, takes form, or develops: The Greco-Roman world was the matrix for Western civilization. 2. […]
[ma-tri-sahyd, mey-] /ˈmæ trɪˌsaɪd, ˈmeɪ-/ noun 1. the act of killing one’s mother. 2. a person who kills his or her mother. /ˈmætrɪˌsaɪd; ˈmeɪ-/ noun 1. the act of killing one’s own mother 2. a person who kills his mother n. 1590s, “action of killing one’s mother,” from French matricide, from Latin matricida “mother-killer,” and […]