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Patriarchate  n.  
The office, dignity, or jurisdiction of a patriarch.
The residence of an ecclesiastic patriarch.
(Ethnol.) A patriarchal form of government or society. See Patriarchal, a., 3.

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Patriarchate" Quotes from Famous Books

... holiness gave him a cool reception, and reproached him for having preferred the service of sheikhs and princes to that of his bishop. Yet so valuable were his services, that he remained a while with the Patriarch, copying, illustrating, and arranging certain important documents of the Patriarchate, and making out from them a convenient code of church-laws for the Maronite nation, which has since been adopted for general use. But for some reason Asaad felt himself unwelcome, ...
— History Of The Missions Of The American Board Of Commissioners For Foreign Missions To The Oriental Churches, Volume I. • Rufus Anderson

Words linked to "Patriarchate" :   social system, jurisdiction, structure, patriarchy

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