Definition of patriarchate in English:


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


  • 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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