Vlada žene, odnosno majke;
1. Prvobitan oblik društvenog uređenja u kojem je majka bila glava porodice i upravljala zadrugom;
2. Materinsko pravo, stanje u kome dete ne pripada očevoj, nego materinoj lozi. (lat.)
A form of social organization in which a female is the family head and title is traced through the female line; SYN. matriarchate.
Form of social organization in which the mother is recognized as head of the family or group, with descent and kinship traced to the mother, and where women rule or dominate the group's organization. See also matriliny.