Meaning of matriarchy
Pronunciation: (mā'trē-är"kē), [key]
— pl. -chies.
- a family, society, community, or state governed by women.
- a form of social organization in which the mother is head of the family, and in which descent is reckoned in the female line, the children belonging to the mother's clan; matriarchal system.
- matriarchy (Thesaurus)