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[jin-er-kee, gahy-ner-, jahy-ner-] /ˈdʒɪn ər ki, ˈgaɪ nər-, ˈdʒaɪ nər-/

noun, plural gynarchies.
government by women.
/ˈdʒaɪˌnɑːkɪ; ˈɡaɪ-/
noun (pl) -chies
another word for gynaecocracy

government by women or a woman, 1570s, from Greek gyne (see queen) + -arkhe (see archon). Gynaecocracy and gyneocracy attested from 1610s.


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