gyno- + -cratic
gynocratic (comparative more gynocratic, superlative most gynocratic)
- Pertaining to government by women.
1838, Sanderson, John, The American in Paris, volume 2, London: Henry Colburn, page 280:
- How it should exist where there are ladies, I do not conceive, and, least of all, do I conceive how it should exist in Philadelphia, the most gynocratic of all cities.
1971, Davis, Elizabeth Gould, The First Sex, New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, ch. 3:
- More and more, archaeology is proving that there was indeed a golden age—a gynocratic age that endured for untold millennia, up past the dawn of written history.
1986, Allen, Paula Gunn, The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in Ancient Indian Traditions, Boston: Beacon Press, →ISBN, OL 2552612M, page 2:
- Traditional tribal lifestyles are more often gynocratic than not, and they are never patriarchal.