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Patriarch

Pa´tri`arch   Pronunciation: pā´trĭ`ärk
n.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.(R. C. Ch. & Gr. Ch.) 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.
The patriarch hoary, the sage of his kith and the hamlet.
- Longfellow.
Noun1.Patriarch - title for the heads of the Eastern Orthodox Churches (in Istanbul and Alexandria and Moscow and Jerusalem)
2.patriarch - the male head of family or tribe
Synonyms: paterfamilias
3.patriarch - any of the early Biblical characters regarded as fathers of the human race
4.patriarch - a man who is older and higher in rank than yourself
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