Scribo vobis, patres, quoniam cognovistis eum qui ab initio est.
And in the last place are patres patriae; which reign justly, and make the times good wherein they live.
The Smiths, the Browns, all the patres familias will be urged by the matres to go forth and take part in the contest.
Vestra beneficia mihi erepta sunt, patres conscripti, vos in mea injuria despecti estis.
Hasta Cæsaris, patres Conscripti, multis improbis spem affert, et audaciam.
This touching avowal melted the patres familias of the jury, and Laluyé was condemned to imprisonment for one year.
The pitris (patres) or fathers are frequently referred to in the Veda.
It well-nigh appears the same as if one were reading Chateaubriand's praises of the patres.
So after this the whole senate was addressed by speakers as "patres, Conscripti."
Mythology apart, they derived their name from patres, the dignity of priest having blended itself with that of Senator.