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Meaning of PATERFAMILIAS

Pronunciation:  `peyturfu'mileeus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the head of family or tribe
 

PATERFAMILIAS is a 13 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: head of household, patriarch
 
 See Also: chief, head, top dog

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pa`ter*fa*mil`i*as\, n.; pl. {Pateresfamilias}.
[L., fr. pater father + familias, gen. of familia family.]
(Rom. Law)
The head of a family; in a large sense, the proprietor of an
estate; one who is his own master.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abba, boss, bwana, chef, chief, church dignitary, dad, daddy, ecclesiarch, elder, employer, father, foster father, genitor, goodman, governor, guru, husband, liege, liege lord, lord, lord paramount, master, overlord, pa, padrone, pap, papa, pappy, paramount, pater, patriarch, patron, pop, pops, rabbi, sahib, seigneur, seignior, sire, starets, stepfather, teacher, the old man
 

 

 

 

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