[pey-treez-fuh-mil-ee-uh s, pah-, pa-] /ˌpeɪ triz fəˈmɪl i əs, ˌpɑ-, ˌpæ-/
a plural of .
[pey-ter-fuh-mil-ee-uh s, pah-, pat-er-] /ˌpeɪ tər fəˈmɪl i əs, ˌpɑ-, ˌpæt ər-/
noun, plural paterfamiliases for 1, patresfamilias
[pey-treez-fuh-mil-ee-uh s, pah-, pa-] /ˌpeɪ triz fəˈmɪl i əs, ˌpɑ-, ˌpæ-/ (Show IPA), for 2.
the male head of a household or family, usually the father.
noun (pl) patresfamilias (ˌpɑːtreɪzfəˈmɪlɪˌæs)
the male head of a household
early 15c., from Latin pater familias “master of a house, head of a family,” from pater “father” (see father (n.)) + familias, old genitive of familia “family” (see family).
1. a combining form meaning “father,” occurring originally in loanwords from Greek and Latin (patriarch; patrician), and used in the formation of new compounds (patrilineal ). combining form 1. father: patricide, patrilocal word-forming element used to make terms describing kinship of the father or the paternal line, from Latin patri-, comb. form of pater (see […]
[ah-mohr pah-tree-ahy; English ey-mawr pey-tree-ee] /ˈɑ moʊr ˈpɑ triˌaɪ; English ˈeɪ mɔr ˈpeɪ triˌi/ noun, Latin. 1. love of one’s country; patriotism. [pah-ter pah-tree-ahy; English pey-ter pey-tree-ee, pat-er pa-tree-ee] /ˈpɑ tɛr ˈpɑ triˌaɪ; English ˈpeɪ tər ˈpeɪ triˌi, ˈpæt ər ˈpæ triˌi/ noun 1. Latin. father of his country. /ˈæmɔː ˈpætrɪˌiː/ noun 1. love of […]
[pey-tree-uh l] /ˈpeɪ tri əl/ noun, British. 1. a native of any country who, by virtue of the birth of a parent or grandparent in Great Britain, has citizenship and residency rights there. /ˈpeɪtrɪəl/ noun 1. (in Britain formerly) a person having by statute the right of abode in the United Kingdom, and so not […]
[pey-tree-uh poh-tes-tuh s, pah-, pa-; Latin pah-tri-ah poh-tes-tahs] /ˈpeɪ tri ə poʊˈtɛs təs, ˈpɑ-, ˈpæ-; Latin ˈpɑ trɪˌɑ poʊˈtɛs tɑs/ noun, Roman Law. 1. the power vested in the paterfamilias or head of the Roman family with respect to his wife, natural or adopted children, and agnatic descendants: title to family property is vested exclusively […]