Definition of patriarchate in English:


Syllabification: pa·tri·arch·ate
Pronunciation: /ˈpātrēˌärkit


  • The office, see, or residence of an ecclesiastical patriarch.
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    • He annually invited political and religious leaders to the patriarchate to celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with fellowship and religious-patriotic speeches by all sides.
    • Many of these martyrs had opposed the patriarchate's policy of accommodation with the Soviet regime.
    • Clergy introducing innovative programs have been heavily scrutinized by the patriarchate, especially in Moscow.

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