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 (pā′trē-är′kĭt, -kāt′)
1. The territory, rule, or rank of a patriarch.


1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the office, jurisdiction, province, or residence of a patriarch
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) a family or people under male domination or government


(ˈpeɪ triˌɑr kɪt, -keɪt)

1. the office, jurisdiction, or residence of an ecclesiastical patriarch.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.patriarchate - the jurisdiction of a patriarch
jurisdiction - in law; the territory within which power can be exercised
2.patriarchate - a form of social organization in which a male is the family head and title is traced through the male line
social organisation, social organization, social structure, social system, structure - the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships; "the social organization of England and America is very different"; "sociologists have studied the changing structure of the family"
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The religious leaders, representing the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, The Custody of the Holy Land, and the Armenian Patriarchate, likened the legislative measures to the 'dark periods' in Europe in which Jewish land was often subjugated and expropriated.
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We, the heads of Churches in charge of the Holy Sepulchre and the status quo governing the various Christian holy sites in Jerusalem -- the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, the Custodian of the Holy Land and the Armenian Patriarchate -- give thanks to God for the statement released earlier today by Prime Minister Netanyahu and offer our gratitude to all those who have worked tirelessly to uphold the Christian presence in Jerusalem and to defend the status quo," the leaders of the three denominations in charge of the site said in a statement.
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Amman, August 12 (Petra) -- The Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem, All Palestine and Jordan Theophilos III Saturday voiced his rejection of an Israeli court ruling over the ownership of a property which belongs to the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in the Jaffa Gate area in the Old City of Jerusalem .