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Definition of Patriarch

Patriarch

  1. The father and ruler of a family; one who governs his family or descendants by paternal right; -- usually applied to heads of families in ancient history, especially in Biblical and Jewish history to those who lived before the time of Moses.
  2. A dignitary superior to the order of archbishops; as, the patriarch of Constantinople, of Alexandria, or of Antioch.
  3. A venerable old man; an elder. Also used figuratively.

Patriarch Translations

patriarch in Dutch is aartsvader, patriarch
patriarch in Spanish is patriarca

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