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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An older man, often one in a position of power or influence, who elicits the emotions usually reserved for a father.

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  • n. someone that represents, behaves as, or is thought of as a father to another person or group of people.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a man who takes over all the functions of the real father

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