patriarchal

Part of speech: adjective

Patriarchic.

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Usage examples "patriarchal":

  1. We have long since forgotten that once it was patriarchal. - "The Holy Earth", L. H. Bailey.
  2. This passage answers, theologically, a purpose similar to that of the allegory of Hagar and Sarah in the epistle to the Galatians: it lights up for the imagination the teaching and argument of the former part of the epistle; it shows how the doctrine of Christ and the Church has its counterpart in nature, as the struggle between the legal and evangelical spirit had its counterpart in the patriarchal history. - "The Expositor's Bible: Ephesians", G. G. Findlay.
  3. Such patriarchal simplicity, as every one remarked. - "The Black Robe", Wilkie Collins.