Gy*noc"ra*cy (?), n. [See Gynecocracy.]
Female government; gynecocracy.
The aforesaid state has repeatedly changed from absolute despotism to republicanism, not forgetting the intermediate stages of oligarchy, limited monarchy, and even gynocracy; for I myself remember Alsatia governed for nearly nine months by an old fishwoman.
Sir H. Scott.
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