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Definitiona form of social organization in which the male is the family head and title is traced through the male line
- The patriarchal lives of my protectors caused these impressions to take a firm hold on my mind; perhaps, if my first introduction to humanity had been made by a young soldier, burning for glory and slaughter, I should have been imbued with different sensations.Chapter 15 (25% in)
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