gynecocracy


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Related to gynecocracy: gynocracy, plantocracy, kleptocracy, tenebrous

gy·ne·coc·ra·cy

(gī′nĭ-kŏk′rə-sē, jĭn′ĭ-) or gy·noc·ra·cy (gī-nŏk′rə-sē, jĭ-)
n. pl. gy·ne·coc·ra·cies or gy·noc·ra·cies
1. Government by women.
2. A society ruled by women.

[Greek gunaikokratiā : gunaiko-, gyneco- + -kratiā, -cracy.]

gy′ne·co·crat′ic (-kə-krăt′ĭk) adj.

gy•ne•coc•ra•cy

(ˌgaɪ nɪˈkɒk rə si, ˌdʒɪn ɪ-)

n., pl. -cies.
government by women.
[1605–15; < Greek gynaikokratía. See gyneco-, -cracy]
gy`ne•co•crat′ic (-kəˈkræt ɪk) adj.

gynecocracy

rule by women. Also called gunocracy, gyneocracy, gynaeocracy.
See also: Women
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gynecocracy - 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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