patriarchally


patriarchally

adjective

  1. of or relating to a patriarch, the male head of a family, tribe, community, church, order, etc.: my father’s conservative, patriarchal ways.
  2. characteristic of an entity, family, church, etc., controlled by men: the highly patriarchal Mormon church.

adj.mid-15c., “pertaining to a (Church) patriarch,” from patriarch + -al, or else from Late Latin patriarchalis, from patriarcha.

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