Definition of patriarchate in English:

patriarchate

Line breaks: patri¦arch|ate
Pronunciation: /ˈpeɪtrɪɑːkət
 
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noun

The office, see, or residence of an ecclesiastical patriarch: the patriarchate of Constantinople they used the prestige of the patriarchate to wield political influence
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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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