how to pronounce patriarchy


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patriarchy is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of patriarchy in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

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meanings of patriarchy


  1. A power structure in which men are dominant.
  2. A social system in which the father is head of the household, having authority over women and children, and in which lineage is traced through the male line.
  3. The office of a patriarch; a patriarchate.

patriarchy frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word patriarchy occurs in english on average 1.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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