The office, see, or residence of an ecclesiastical patriarch: the patriarchate of Constantinople they used the prestige of the patriarchate to wield political influence
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of patriarchate in:
- The US English dictionary