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(of societies or families) having a female as the family head or having descent traced through the female line

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Male-headed household holds twice the size of lands held by a matriarchic family.
However, by AD 43 the matriarchic reign was quelled, the system of the Lac lord was revoked, and direct Han rule imposed.
In pre-Islamic Arabia, Jews, Christians, and pagans viewed awomen as chattel,a but Kahn finds evidence that aa parallel matriarchic culturea provided women with community and sisterhood, even within the seclusion and potential competitiveness of the harem.
Beginning with probably the most overpowering archetype, the patriarchic or matriarchic figure (Chapter 1), Farnsworth looks for the interplay of archetype and genius of place (Chapter 2), the conflict between parent and children (Chapter 3), and the meaning of rituals in certain stages of the life cycle, most notably in rites of passage, and death.
One subspecies of the red junglefowl (Gallus gallus gallus) sufficies as the matriarchic ancestor of all domestic breeds.