paterfamilias

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