the delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787.
(often lowercase) any group of founders: the town's founding fathers.
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British Dictionary definitions for founding father
(often capitals) a person who founds or establishes an important institution, esp a member of the US Constitutional Convention (1787)
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