Patriarch Synonyms & Definitions

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• PatriarchDefinition & Meaning in English

  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.

• PatriarchdomDefinition & Meaning in English

  1. (n.) The office or jurisdiction of a patriarch; patriarchate.