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patresfamilias

[ pey-treez-fuh-mil-ee-uhs, pah-, pa- ]
/ ˌpeɪ triz fəˈmɪl i əs, ˌpɑ-, ˌpæ- /
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noun
a plural of paterfamilias.
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How to use patresfamilias in a sentence

  • Isn't it rather the fault of the audience, of your respectable residents, your patresfamilias?

    The Possessed|Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • And what do our patresfamilias, the officials, the wives and daughters, do in such cases?

    The Possessed|Fyodor Dostoevsky
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