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Patriarch is the highest rank of bishop of the autocephalous churches in Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy, the Roman Catholic Church, and the Assyrian Church of the East.
Patriarch may also refer to:
- Patriarchs (Bible), prominent figures in the Hebrew scriptures, especially Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
- Patriarch (Latter Day Saints), the Melchizedek Priesthood office in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Patriarch (Buddhism), a historic teacher who transferred the teachings
- Patriarch (magazine), a defunct American magazine that espoused Biblical patriarchy
- Patriarch, the leader of a patriarchy
- Patriarch, a character in the video game Killing Floor
- Patriarch, the sailing ship used to transport the Whitbread Engine
- Supreme Patriarch or Sangharaja, a title given to senior Theravada Buddhist monks
- Nasi or Patriarch of the Jews, the head of the Sanhedrin of Israel from 191 BCE to 425 CE
- Kzinti Patriarch, a fictional character in Larry Niven's Known Space series
- Patriarchalism, a seventeenth century political theory of absolute monarchy in England
- Matriarch (disambiguation), the corresponding female term to some of these senses
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