matripotestal

matripotestal
\\|ma.trē, |mā.+\ adjective
Etymology: matr- + potestal
: of, relating to, or being the power exercised by a matriarch or her blood relatives

matripotestal authority

— contrasted with patripotestal

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/ma'tree poh tes"tl, may'-/, adj. Anthropol.
of or pertaining to the authority exercised by a mother or a mother's blood relatives.
[MATRI- + potestal < L potest(as) power + -AL1]

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  • matripotestal — /ma tree poh tes tl, may /, adj. Anthropol. of or pertaining to the authority exercised by a mother or a mother s blood relatives. [MATRI + potestal < L potest(as) power + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • matripotestal — adj. of or pertaining to a mother s authority or the authority of the mother s relatives …   English contemporary dictionary

  • matripotestal — matri·potestal …   English syllables

  • matriherital —   a. pertaining to inheritance in female line.    ♦ matrilineal, a. tracing descent in female line.    ♦ matrilocal, a. pertaining to marriage in which husband goes to reside with wife and her family.    ♦ matripotestal, a. pertaining to mother s …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • patripotestal — |pa.trə, |pā.trə+ adjective Etymology: patr + potestal : marked by the authority of the father or of a council of the father s relatives contrasted with matripotestal …   Useful english dictionary

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