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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The male head of family or tribe.

Usage examples (36)
  • During his lifetime the paterfamilias was the owner of accessions made by the filius familias.
  • "To defy the paterfamilias is a frightful thing, Cornelia.
  • Mr. Schmuck was an excellent "paterfamilias," and took great care of children.
  • “Then as I am the paterfamilias, I will write to Sulla.” for more
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