Definition of 'patriarch'
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In either case, his religious metaphors had been badly mixed -- the patriarch of Genesis doing a rather bad imitation of Mahatma Ghandi. DOUBTING THOMAS (2002)Peter was a couple of years older than Kate, four at the most, and here he was already playing the grand old patriarch card. FALLEN WOMEN (2002)If the Duane patriarch was entertaining at a dinner for the cream of THREE KINDS OF KISSING - SCOTTISH SHORT STORIES (2002)
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Used Occasionally. patriarch is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'patriarch'
British English: patriarch NOUN
A patriarch is the male head of a family or tribe.
The patriarch of the house rules it with a ferocity renowned throughout the neighbourhood.
Definition of patriarch from the Collins English Dictionary
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