Patriarchs

Founding fathers or male heads of families, tribal lines, or entire social orders, classes, or peoples. Use also for the high-ranking prelates of that title in certain Christian churches, such as the Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, and Coptic Churches.

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Founding fathers or male heads of families, tribal lines, or entire social orders, classes, or peoples. Use also for the high-ranking prelates of that title in certain Christian churches, such as the Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, and Coptic Churches.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300025772. The J. Paul Getty Trust.