Thesaurus / paterfamilias
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Paterfamilias at the door, smoking a cigar—a lad of ten years of age appears.

He knew, moreover, that when both mother and daughter have set their hearts on a single man, paterfamilias is powerless.

In this way a wife could divorce a lunatic husband, or the paterfamilias of a lunatic wife could divorce her from her husband.

And the City of Rome stood to its citizens in the place of the paterfamilias.

Ancient RomeMary Agnes Hamilton

Perhaps he was practising that rle of Paterfamilias which he hoped to be soon called upon to play.

By this "mystical union," man is made "Paterfamilias," that name of truest dignity.

The American translation of paterfamilias is not domestic tyrant.

The Land of ContrastsJames Fullarton Muirhead

But Rome, in making the paterfamilias despotic, made him monogamous as well.

"Something for you, Laura," said Paterfamilias, as he threw a letter into her lap.

Paterfamilias (who will do the parleyvooing himself instead of leaving it to his daughters).

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.