[pa-truh-poh-tes-tl, pey-] /ˌpæ trə poʊˈtɛs tl, ˌpeɪ-/

Anthropology. of or relating to the authority exercised by a father or a father’s blood relatives.


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    [puh-tris-tik] /pəˈtrɪs tɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to the fathers of the Christian church or their writings. /pəˈtrɪstɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to the Fathers of the Church, their writings, or the study of these adj. 1773, from patri- + -istic. Related: patristical (1819).

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  • Patrix

    [pey-triks, pa-] /ˈpeɪ trɪks, ˈpæ-/ noun, plural patrices [pey-truh-seez, pa-] /ˈpeɪ trəˌsiz, ˈpæ-/ (Show IPA), patrixes. Printing. 1. a mold of a Linotype for casting right-reading type for use in dry offset.

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