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(n.) The residence of an ecclesiastic patriarch.
(n.) A patriarchal form of government or society. See Patriarchal, a., 3.
(n.) The office, dignity, or jurisdiction of a patriarch.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Patriarchate'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/p/patriarchate.html. 1828.