from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A priest of the Roman Catholic Church, especially a French one. Also used as a title preceding the name of such a priest.
  • n. Used after a proper name that is common to a father and his son to indicate that the father is being referred to rather than the son; junior, fils.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Father; -- often used after French proper names to distinguish a father from his son.


From French père ("father"), from Latin pater. (Wiktionary)


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