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Definitions of pater

pater (ˈpeɪtər Pronunciation for (for 2) ˈpɑtər Pronunciation for ˈpɑtɛr Pronunciation for )

Definitions

noun

  1. (mainly British, informal) father (now only a humorous usage)
  2. ([P-]) paternoster

Word Origin

L, father

Pater (ˈpeɪtər Pronunciation for Pater

Definitions

  1. Walter (Horatio)1839-94; Eng. essayist & critic

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