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 (pā′trē-är′kĭt, -kāt′)
1. The territory, rule, or rank of a patriarch.
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1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the office, jurisdiction, province, or residence of a patriarch
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) a family or people under male domination or government
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(ˈpeɪ triˌɑr kɪt, -keɪt)

1. the office, jurisdiction, or residence of an ecclesiastical patriarch.
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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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But the Moscow Patriarchates argue that they have legal authority over the Ukrainian Church.
He also claimed that the Constantinople Patriarchates decision is a great victory for the devoted Ukrainian nation over the Moscow demons.
The Iranian Christians have three patriarchates. According to historic sources, the patriarchate in Tibriz is the oldest one in the country, followed by the one in Esfahan.
Aoun voiced support for the joint statement issued by the Greek Orthodox and Syriac Orthodox Patriarchates of Antioch and All the East.
The two Patriarchates called on the world to seek an end to the current tragedy in Syria, pointing out that Christians in Syria are part of the country's fabric and they work for halting injustice in the world.
Part 1 discusses the impact that Scripture may have had in the creation of patriarchates. This connection seems rather factitious, even forced and fanciful.
The present organization of the Church consists of the Patriarchate of Etchmiadzin (the Patriarch is the head of the Armenian Church), the Catholicate of Sis, and the Patriarchates of Jerusalem and Constantinople.
Contemporary Orthodoxy is divided between the two patriarchates of Byzantium and Moscow, and the numerous autocephalous or autonomous churches of the Byzantine east that are not in communion with Rome.
Today this has become accepted and people have understood that eventually there is going to be a solution in which the role of the religious institutions and leadership of the Islamic, Christian and Jewish communities have to be involved," Patriarch Theophilos III told Gulf News in a private audience in the Greek Patriarchate buildings in the heart of Jerusalem's Old City.
The Moscow Patriarchate appointed a bishop for Galicia and, in a pastoral letter signed by Patriarch Aleksei, accused Metropolitan Sheptytsky and the Vatican of holding pro-Nazi sympathies.
Of the respondents, 10.7 percent belonged to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC)-Moscow Patriarchate, 14.8 percent to the UOC-Kiev Patriarchate, 1.0 percent to the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church.