conscript fathers


plural noun

the senators of ancient Rome.
any legislators.

Nearby words

  1. consciousness raising,
  2. consciousness-expanding,
  3. consciousness-raising,
  4. conscribe,
  5. conscript,
  6. conscriptee,
  7. conscription,
  8. conscriptionist,
  9. consecrate,
  10. consecration

Origin of conscript fathers

First recorded in 1525–35

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British Dictionary definitions for conscript fathers

conscript fathers

pl n

literary august legislators, esp Roman senators
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