[ahd pah-tres; English ad pey-treez]
Origin of ad patres
literally, (having gone) to the fathers
[pah-tres kohn-skrip-tee; English pey-treez kuh n-skrip-tahy, -tee, pah-, pa-]
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Examples from the Web for patres
To judge by the general silence, no one wished to be one of the patres conscripti.An Eagle Flight
The pitris (patres) or fathers are frequently referred to in the Veda.Two Old Faiths
J. Murray Mitchell and William Muir
So after this the whole senate was addressed by speakers as "Patres, Conscripti."
The Smiths, the Browns, all the patres familias will be urged by the matres to go forth and take part in the contest.
In Rome the patrician families are called "Coscritti" in allusion to the Patres conscripti or senators of the city.Rome
Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker