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Word: patriarch

patriarch
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  • noun title for the heads of the Eastern Orthodox Churches (in Istanbul and Alexandria and Moscow and Jerusalem)
  • noun the male head of family or tribe
    Synonyms

    paterfamilias

  • noun any of the early biblical characters regarded as fathers of the human race
  • noun a man who is older and higher in rank than yourself
Definitions are taken from Princeton’s WordNet 3.0, Princeton University, 2010