from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Pater, Walter Horatio 1839-1894. British writer remembered for his volumes of criticism, including Appreciations (1889).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Father: used in certain compound words: as, paterfamilias, paternoster, etc.; also, colloquially, among schoolboys, as a term of address or mention, like mater.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an informal use of the Latin word for father; sometimes used by British schoolboys or used facetiously
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