gynecocracy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gynecocracy a political system governed by a woman
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gynecocracy Government by a woman, female power; gyneocracy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gynecocracy Government by a woman or by women; female power or rule.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gynecocracy jin-ē-kok′ra-si government by women—also Gynoc′racy
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. gynaikokrati`a; gynh` gynaiko`s, a woman + kratei^n to rule: cf. F. gynécocratie,. Cf. Gynocracy
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. gynē, a woman, kratein, to rule.

Usage

In literature:

Even bachelors agreed that he lived under the mildest form of gynecocracy.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal Vol. XVII. No. 418. New Series." by William and Robert Chambers
Gynecocracy, Spartan, vii, 32.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
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