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androcracy

Line breaks: an¦droc|racy
Pronunciation: /anˈdrɒkrəsi
 
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Definition of androcracy in English:

noun (plural androcracies)

A social system ruled or dominated by men.
Example sentences
  • Status and privilege (such as polygyny, androcracy, preferential access to food and luxuries) of the religious elite and their ability to maintain power, were based to some extent on deception.
  • We considered terms for these and Lloyd came up with the gynarchy and the androcracy, respectively.
  • This transition will not be easy as the forces of the androcracy are, and will continue, fighting back.

Derivatives

androcratic

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adjective
Example sentences
  • The enforcement of androcratic rule has constrained our spiritual as well as our cultural development.
  • Hyde hides what androcratic society will not countenance: sexuality celebrated and inscribed by a woman.
  • According to Eisler, the partnership model has existed in some prehistoric societies until it got swept by androcratic and patriarchal societies.

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