PATRIARCH MEANING IN ENGLISH

• Patriarch Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A dignitary superior to the order of archbishops; as, the patriarch of Constantinople, of Alexandria, or of Antioch.
  2. (n.) The father and ruler of a family; one who governs his family or descendants by paternal right; -- usually applied to heads of families in ancient history, especially in Biblical and Jewish history to those who lived before the time of Moses.
  3. (n.) A venerable old man; an elder. Also used figuratively.


Synonyms:
Paterfamilias,

• Patriarchal Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) Of or pertaining to a patriarch or to patriarchs; possessed by, or subject to, patriarchs; as, patriarchal authority or jurisdiction; a patriarchal see; a patriarchal church.
  2. (a.) Having an organization of society and government in which the head of the family exercises authority over all its generations.
  3. (a.) Characteristic of a patriarch; venerable.


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