Definition of patriarchalism in English:

patriarchalism

noun

  • The principle or practice of patriarchal rule, authority, or government; a patriarchal system of society.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Mary Hennell (1802–1843), author. From patriarchal + -ism. Compare French patriarcalisme.

Pronunciation

patriarchalism

/ˌpeɪtrɪˈɑːk(ə)lɪz(ə)m//ˌpatrɪˈɑːk(ə)lɪz(ə)m//ˌpeɪtrɪˈɑːkəlɪz(ə)m/