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patriarch
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

2 uses
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Definition
a usually elderly man who is the leader of a group such as a family or tribe
  • To her, old patriarch!
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (90% in)
  • Queen of angels, queen of patriarchs, queen of prophets, of all saints, they prayed, queen of the most holy rosary and then Father Conroy handed the thurible to Canon O'Hanlon and he put in the incense and censed the Blessed Sacrament and Cissy Caffrey caught the two twins and she was itching to give them a ringing good clip on the ear but she didn't because she thought he might be watching but she never made a bigger mistake in all her life because Gerty could see without looking that...
    Episode 13 — Nausicca (37% in)

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