• WordNet 3.6
    • adj patriarchic (of societies) being ruled by or having descent traced through the male line
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Patriarchic pā'trĭ*är"kĭk Patriarchal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • patriarchic Same as patriarchal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Patriarchic belonging or subject to a patriarch: like a patriarch: of the nature of a patriarch
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  • Mary Daly
    Mary Daly
    “If God is male, then male is God. The divine patriarch castrates women as long as he is allowed to live on in the human imagination.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. patriarchicus, Gr. patriarchiko`s
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L.,—Gr. patriarchēspatēr, father, archē, beginning.


In literature:

Into the bosom of the patriarch it brought light and joy and salvation.
"Companion to the Bible" by E. P. Barrows
The patriarch of Alexandria was no longer the head of Greek Christendom.
"History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 11 (of 12)" by S. Rappoport
Basil, and bought for an enormous sum from Sarpedon, the Patriarch of Hermaphroditopolis.
"Masques & Phases" by Robert Ross
The family system was not yet the strong patriarchal system of the later Chinese.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
A patriarchal authority and dignity was recognized in families.
"Salem Witchcraft, Volumes I and II" by Charles Upham
There was a dreary void in the home of the patriarch when the wife and the mother had been laid in the sepulchre.
"Notable Women of Olden Time" by Anonymous
The Patriarch of Venice did not officiate at the baptism, not even a bishop.
"Woman Triumphant" by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
He consulted a patriarch renowned for his wisdom, and laid great stress upon his love for the girl with one cow.
"Disturbed Ireland" by Bernard H. Becker
The Patriarch assumed an air of weariness, and shook his head.
"Oriental Encounters" by Marmaduke Pickthall
Such is that of Joassof, first patriarch of the Russian church (1558).
"Russia" by Various
In the face of Billy's approval, the patriarch fell silent.
"Blazed Trail Stories" by Stewart Edward White
He was a patriarchal head of his family.
"The Menorah Journal, Volume 1, 1915" by Various
It was certainly observed in Constantinople in the days of the Patriarch Eutychius, who died about 582.
"The Cross in Ritual, Architecture and Art" by Geo. S. Tyack
In the absence of the Patriarch we were received by an intelligent and courteous monk named Kirikor.
"Discoveries among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon" by Austen H. Layard
In 842, however, on the death of Theophilus, Methodius was released and made Patriarch of Constantinople.
"Curiosities of Christian History" by Croake James
They were not to be discouraged by a trifle like this; but write what they would, the patriarch made them no further reply.
"The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12." by E. Rameur
The two sources, J and E, both narrate the story of the patriarchs at some length.
"The Literature of the Old Testament" by George Foot Moore
The one in a red velvet arm-chair, at the head of the table, represented the absent patriarch.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 65, No. 403, May, 1849" by Various
I have a letter from my Patriarch.
"The Burglars' Club" by Henry A. Hering
The appointment of Patriarchs and Bishops was subject to his veto.
"Venice and its Story" by Thomas Okey

In poetry:

No Patriarch, Prophet, Martyr, ever yet,
No, nor Apostle, was allow'd to go
From this our globe, before he paid this debt —
Not even Christ, before he suffer'd woe.
"A Letter From Sir Lewis Mansel Of Margam, In Glamorganshire, As 'Tis Suppos'd, To The Vicar Prichard" by Rees Prichard
No man alive can scale the heav'ns on high,
Which far above the lunar regions lie,
Unless he does the Patriarch's ladder take,
Jesus I mean, the bold attempt to make.
"Advice, To Search For The Lord Jesus Christ" by Rees Prichard
Pharaoh, the king, and Eli, though a priest,
Isaiah, though of the prophetic train,
Noah, that ancient Patriarch, and the rest
Who liv'd of old, have all by Death been slain.
"A Memento Mori -- Or Remember Death" by Rees Prichard
Again we see the patriarch with his flocks,
The purple seas, the hot blue sky o'erhead,
The slaves of Egypt, — omens, mysteries, —
Dark fleeing hosts by flaming angels led.
"In the Jewish Synagogue at Newport" by Emma Lazarus
There ne'er was Patriarch, or Apostle yet —
There ne'er was Prophet, as I've ever heard,
(For who cou'd such a circumstance forget?)
That e'er to any Saint his suit preferr'd.
"Concerning Prayer, And Its Proper Requisites" by Rees Prichard
Beneath some patriarchal tree
I lay upon the ground;
His hoary arms uplifted he,
And all the broad leaves over me
Clapped their little hands in glee,
With one continuous sound;--
"Voices Of The Night : Prelude" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

Drago's Restaurant comes up with perfect birthday present for family patriarch.
More than 30 years ago, the king of fast food hamburgers and the patriarch of potatoes came together for a meeting that would change the American meal and create a new breed of corporate farmer.
Michael Cristofer, left, is the patriarch of the family in Tony Kushner's "The Intelligent Homosexual 's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures" at the Public Theater.
"General Hospital" actor John Ingle , left, portrayed scheming patriarch Edward Quartermaine.
LOS ANGELES — An actor who for two decades played a scheming patriarch on the daytime drama "General Hospital" died Sunday ABC says John Ingle was 84.
John Ingle , best known for the role of patriarch Edward Quartermaine on ABC's "General Hospital," died surrounded by his family in California on Sunday, September 16 after a courageous battle with cancer.
John Ingle , who appeared in hundreds of episodes of "General Hospital" as scheming patriarch Edward Quartermaine as part of a long career in television and film, died Sunday, Sept 16, in Los Angeles after a battle with cancer.
NEW YORK — An actor who for two decades played a scheming patriarch on the daytime drama "General Hospital" has died in Los Angeles ABC says John Ingle was 84.
In a statement the Patriarch 's press service said the manipulation would be investigated and "the guilty ones will be punished severely," according to the website of the Shia International News Association.
An official reason for the patriarch 's visit is to mark the 100th anniversary of the arrival on Canadian soil of the country's first Ukrainian Catholic Bishop, Nykyta Budka.
Nasaw's is a literate and searching exposition of the patriarch 's life that offers the reader compelling answers to questions about JPK.
Mr Nasaw notes that the Catholic Church, in the patriarch 's view, had stood in JFK's way.
Swoyersville patriarch Mullay dies at age 70.
Patriarch In 2004 Child Slayings Killed In Mexico.
Calvin Broadus, is his real name and he is no stranger to playing a patriarch.