Coined by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza in 2001 from Ancient Greek κύριος (kúrios, “lord, master”) and ἄρχω (árkhō, “to rule, command”), on the model of patriarchy.
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈkaɪɹiɑɹki/, /ˈkɪɹiɑɹki/
kyriarchy (usually uncountable, plural kyriarchies)
- A system of "ruling and oppression" in which many people may interact and act as oppressor or oppressed.
- ^ Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza, Wisdom Ways: Introducing Feminist Biblical Interpretation, (Orbis Books: New York, 2001), glossary.