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Paterfamilias

noun
(pl. pateresfamilias)
1.
The male head of family or tribe.  Synonym: patriarch.






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"Paterfamilias" Quotes from Famous Books



... Pep sat up straight in his chair. "Come in, whoever you are!" He gave the invitation with the dignity of a Roman paterfamilias, absolute master of his house. The ...
— The Dead Command - From the Spanish Los Muertos Mandan • Vicente Blasco Ibanez



Words linked to "Paterfamilias" :   adult male, man, patriarch, head of household



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