gynarchy


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gy·nar·chy

 (gī′när′kē, jĭn′är′-)
n. pl. gy·nar·chies
Government by women.

gy·nar′chic adj.

gynarchy

(ˈdʒaɪˌnɑːkɪ; ˈɡaɪ-)
n, pl -chies
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) another word for gynaecocracy

gynarchy

a form of government by a woman or women. Also called gynecocracy. — gynarchic, adj.
See also: Women

Gynarchy

 government by women, 1577.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gynarchy - a political system governed by a woman
form of government, political system - the members of a social organization who are in power
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Including Cameron's patriarchs would only have brought the law of the father back into this photographic gynarchy.
The violence of the Ma(te)re Earth is not unique in the Durassian gynarchy which is dominated by many other equally murderous mothers, the first in line being Ma (la mere) herself who outside her role as the Mother, has virtually no other attributes, not even that of a woman.