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Patriarch is the highest rank of bishop of the autocephalous churches in Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy, some Eastern Catholic Churches sui iuris, and the Assyrian Church of the East; and the highest rank attached to a see under the Pope of Rome in the Latin Catholic church.
Patriarch may also refer to:
- Patriarchs (Bible), prominent figures in the Hebrew scriptures, especially Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
- Patriarch, the leader of a patriarchy
- 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, a character in the video game Killing Floor
- Patriarch, the sailing ship used to transport the Whitbread Engine
- Patriarchate, the see and jurisdiction of an ecclesiastical Patriarch
- 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
- Supreme Patriarch or Sangharaja, a title given to senior Theravada Buddhist monks
- Patriarchalism, a seventeenth-century political theory of absolute monarchy in England
- Matriarch (disambiguation), the corresponding female term to some of these senses
- Pater familias, the head of a Roman family.
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