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/ ˈpeɪ tər /
Walter Horatio,1839–94, English critic, essayist, and novelist.
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British mainly facetious a public school slang word for father
Word Origin for pater
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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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