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See definition of paterfamilias on Dictionary.com
  • as inforebearer
  • as inman of the house
  • as inpatriarch

synonyms for paterfamilias

  • ancestor
  • antecedent
  • ascendant
  • author
  • begetter
  • forerunner
  • founder
  • materfamilias
  • matriarch
  • originator
  • parent
  • patriarch
  • precursor
  • primogenitor
  • procreator
  • progenitor
  • relative
  • sire
  • head of the house
  • householder
  • goodman
  • lord and master
  • master of the house
  • elder
  • founder
  • grandfather
  • ruler
  • ancestor
  • architect
  • author
  • chief
  • creator
  • father
  • gaffer
  • generator
  • graybeard
  • head
  • inventor
  • maker
  • master
  • originator
  • senior
  • sire
  • old man
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How to use paterfamilias in a sentence

Behold a dumpy, comfortable British paterfamilias in a light flannel suit and a faded sun hat.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
His books were read in our homes, often aloud to the family circle by paterfamilias, and moved us to laughter or tears.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
"Poor old paterfamilias," exclaimed the sympathizing friend with genuine feeling.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Si sciret paterfamilias qua hora fur uenturus esset; vigilaret utique non sineret perfodi domum suam.
SELECTIONS FROM EARLY MIDDLE ENGLISH, 1130-1250VARIOUS
Paterfamilias at the door, smoking a cigar—a lad of ten years of age appears.
LANDS OF THE SLAVE AND THE FREEHENRY A. MURRAY
The door opened at last, and Paterfamilias entered with Materfamilias (whose headache was better), and followed by the candles.
IN THE YULE-LOG GLOW, BOOK IIVARIOUS
That is the approved formula in addressing paterfamilias, I think.
A BOOK OF GHOSTSSABINE BARING-GOULD
The consent of the paterfamilias to the marriage of the children under his power was essential.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 17, SLICE 6VARIOUS
Unmistakably he seemed the paterfamilias—the husband and the father—the man of social domestic ties.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, NO. XXVII, AUGUST 1852, VOL. VVARIOUS
At the same time I confess that the lessening of Paterfamilias's difficulties is my main object.
SOME PRIVATE VIEWSJAMES PAYN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PATERFAMILIAS

  • ancestor
  • antecedent
  • ascendant
  • author
  • begetter
  • forerunner
  • founder
  • materfamilias
  • matriarch
  • originator
  • parent
  • paterfamilias
  • patriarch
  • precursor
  • primogenitor
  • procreator
  • progenitor
  • relative
  • sire
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.