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paterfamilias

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paterfamilias/ˌpætɚfəˈmɪlijəs/
British/ˌpeɪtəfəˈmɪliˌæs/noun
pluralpatresfamilias/ˌpeɪˌtriːzfəˈmɪlijəs/British/ˌpeɪˌtriːzfəˈmɪliˌæs/
paterfamilias
/ˌpætɚfəˈmɪlijəs/British/ˌpeɪtəfəˈmɪliˌæs/
noun
pluralpatresfamilias/ˌpeɪˌtriːzfəˈmɪlijəs/British/ˌpeɪˌtriːzfəˈmɪliˌæs/
Learner's definition of PATERFAMILIAS  
[count]formal
: a man who is the head of a family
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