Matriarchal sentence examples

  • The Social or matriarchal took precedence of the Local or patriarchal organization.

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  • Tylor, Primitive Culture (London, 1903); and article on the "Matriarchal Family System," in the Nineteenth Century, xl.

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  • The first was matriarchal, inheritance being reckoned through the mother.

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  • Reinach (reviewing P. Mazan's L'Orestie d'Eschyle, 1902) defends the theory of Bachofen, who finds in the legend of Orestes an indication of the decay of matriarchal ideas.

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  • Polygamy is general in upper Bagirmi, where some traces of a matriarchal stage of society linger, one small state being called Beled-el-Mra, "Women's Land," because its ruler is always a queen.

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  • The show focuses on the inner workings and dynamics of larger, working class families with a strong matriarchal character at the helm of each family.

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  • In her book on the subject published in 2003, Tina Hobin suggests that it evolved out of "fertility cults, religious rituals, magic and secular dances" designed to worship matriarchal deities.

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