patriarch Meaning and Definition

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بزرگ خاندان

buzurg khandaan



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English definition for patriarch

1. n. a man who is older and higher in rank than yourself

2. n. any of the early biblical characters regarded as fathers of the human race

3. n. the male head of family or tribe

4. n. title for the heads of the Eastern Orthodox Churches (in Istanbul and Alexandria and Moscow and Jerusalem)

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Originally, a patriarch was a man who exercised autocratic authority as a pater familias over an extended family.
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