Definition of patriarchess in English:

patriarchess

noun

  • The wife of a patriarch; a woman with the role of a patriarch.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Fuller (1607/8–1661), Church of England clergyman. From patriarch + -ess.

Pronunciation

patriarchess

/peɪtrɪɑːˈkɛs//patrɪɑːˈkɛs/