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

gy·nar′chic adj.
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(ˈdʒaɪˌnɑːkɪ; ˈɡaɪ-)
n, pl -chies
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) another word for gynaecocracy
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a form of government by a woman or women. Also called gynecocracy. — gynarchic, adj.
See also: Women
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 government by women, 1577.
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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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