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household god

noun
1.
a god presiding over and protecting the home, especially in the religion of ancient Rome.
Origin of household god
1605-1615
First recorded in 1605-15
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household gods

plural noun
1.
(in ancient Rome) deities of the home; lares and penates
2.
(Brit, informal) the essentials of domestic life
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