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Pater

[pey-ter]
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noun
  1. Walter Horatio,1839–94, English critic, essayist, and novelist.
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pater

noun
  1. British mainly facetious a public school slang word for father

Word Origin

from Latin

Pater

noun
  1. Walter (Horatio). 1839–94, English essayist and critic, noted for his prose style and his advocation of the "love of art for its own sake". His works include the philosophical romance Marius the Epicurean (1885), Studies in the History of the Renaissance (1873), and Imaginary Portraits (1887)
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