Definition of gynarchy in English:


Syllabification: gyn·ar·chy
Pronunciation: /ˈgīˌnärkē, ˈjinˌär-

noun (plural gynarchies)

  • Rule by women or a woman.
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    • With fitting irony, Maurice leaves Isa pregnant with a daughter to carry on the cycle of gynarchy.
    • Indeed, the jealous mothers of the gynarchies of the past would often step in between their sons and their wives in order to keep them tied to themselves - as, for instance, Augustine's mother did when she made him dismiss his concubine, who had lived faithfully with him for years.
    • If that's not enough for you, then you might take a look at the domains of gynarchy and mysticism of murderous amazons.

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