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[hous-pair-uh nt, -par-] /ˈhaʊsˌpɛər ənt, -ˌpær-/

one of a married couple responsible for a group of young people, as students, living in a dormitory, hostel, etc., sometimes acting solely as an advisor, but often serving as host or hostess, chaperon, housekeeper, etc.
a housemother or housefather.


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