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matriarch

ma·tri·arch

matriarch

 
 
pronunciation:
meI tri ark
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part of speech: noun
definition: a woman who acts as head of a family, tribe, or other group of people.
The matriarch had made her decision, and her husband and sons were obliged to obey.
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derivations: matriarchal (adj.), matriarchic (adj.), matriarchalism (n.)
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