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Word of the day
by sushmitaTG TEAM - Monday, 25 November 2013, 05:27 PM
  Word of the day: Gynarchy/ gynocracy.

Gynarchy (noun)
Meaning: government by women.

Examples:
1.) She hoped one day there would be gynarchy.
2.) I am fascinated by emotional insistence on the invalidity of theories of ancient gynarchy .
3.) If a few major powers adopt gynarchy, world peace might become inevitable.

Root words: gyn- which means ‘women’ and -archy which means ‘rule’.

Gyn-
1.) Gynecology (noun): The branch of medical science that deals with the diseases of women.
Example: Riya wants to study further in the field of gynecology.

-Arch
1.) Monarch (noun): A hereditary sovereign, as a king/queen/ emperor.
Example: The existence of a hereditary monarch keeps the politicians in their place.