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matriarchal authority

Definition of Matriarchal Authority

(noun) A family or group dynamic where a mother or female exerts the most power and authority.

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Matriarchal Authority Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈˌmeɪtriˈɑrk(ə)l ɔˈθɔrədi/
      • /ˈˌmeɪtriˈɑrk(ə)l əˈθɔrədi/
      • /ˈˌmeɪtriˈɑrk(ə)l ɑˈθɔrədi/
    • British English
      • /ˌmeɪtrɪˈɑːkl ɔːˈθɒrᵻti/
  • Syllabification: (ma·tri·ar·chal au·thor·i·ty)

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Cite the Definition of Matriarchal Authority

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “matriarchal authority.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 22, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/matriarchal-authority/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

matriarchal authority. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/matriarchal-authority/

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “matriarchal authority.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 22, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/matriarchal-authority/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“matriarchal authority.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 22 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/matriarchal-authority/>.