MATRIARCHY

the existence of an individual whose descent and inheritance is matrilineal, otherwise known as traced through the female lineage.

MATRIARCHY: "Those with inherited traits from a mother or female within the family are said to have inherited the matriarchy."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MATRIARCHY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/matriarchy/ (accessed May 18, 2021).
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