matronage


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matronage

(ˈmeɪtrənɪdʒ)
n
1. the state of being a matron
2. supervision or care by a matron
3. matrons collectively
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In this study of the Akan diaspora, the author demonstrates how this cultural group originating in West Africa both engaged in and went beyond the familiar diaspora themes of matronage, resistance, and freedom.
lt;<Memories of Helena: Patterns in Imperial Female Matronage in the Fourth and Fifth Centuries>>.