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Definitions of Gynocracy

  1. (noun) Authority, government, or rule by women.
  2. (noun) Any society or culture that is controlled by women.

Gynocracy Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /dʒʌɪˈnɒkrəsi/
      • /dʒɪˈnɒkrəsi/
      • /ɡʌɪˈnɒkrəsi/
      • /ɡɪˈnɒkrəsi/
    • British English
      • /dʒʌɪˈnɒkrəsi/
      • /dʒɪˈnɒkrəsi/
      • /ɡʌɪˈnɒkrəsi/
      • /ɡɪˈnɒkrəsi/
  • Syllabification: (gy·noc·ra·cy)

Usage Notes

  • Plural: gynocracies
  • Gynocracies are gynocentric.
  • Gynocracy is constrasted to androcracy.
  • gynocracy is (adjective) gynocentric and functions (adverb) gynocentrically.

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Works Consulted

Encyclopædia Britannica. (N.d.) Britannica Digital Learning. (https://britannicalearn.com/).

Oxford University Press. (N.d.) Oxford Dictionaries. (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/).

Princeton University. 2010. WordNet. (https://wordnet.princeton.edu/).

Taylor & Francis. (N.d.) Routledge Handbooks Online. (https://www.routledgehandbooks.com/).

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation. (https://en.wikipedia.org/).

Cite the Definition of Gynocracy

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2016. “gynocracy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 17, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/gynocracy/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

gynocracy. (2016). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/gynocracy/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2016. “gynocracy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 17, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/gynocracy/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“gynocracy.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2016. Web. 17 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/gynocracy/>.