Pateresfamilias
Paterfamilias Pa`ter*fa*mil`i*as, n.; pl. {Pateresfamilias}. [L., fr. pater father + familias, gen. of familia family.] (Rom. Law) The head of a family; in a large sense, the proprietor of an estate; one who is his own master. [1913 Webster]

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  • Paterfamilias — Pa ter*fa*mil i*as, n.; pl. {Pateresfamilias}. [L., fr. pater father + familias, gen. of familia family.] (Rom. Law) The head of a family; in a large sense, the proprietor of an estate; one who is his own master. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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