Synonyms of patriarch


1. patriarch, spiritual leader

usage: title for the heads of the Eastern Orthodox Churches (in Istanbul and Alexandria and Moscow and Jerusalem)

2. patriarch, paterfamilias, man, adult male, head of household

usage: the male head of family or tribe

3. patriarch, forefather, father, sire

usage: any of the early biblical characters regarded as fathers of the human race

4. patriarch, old man, greybeard, graybeard, Methuselah

usage: a man who is older and higher in rank than yourself

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Definition and meaning of patriarch (Dictionary)