Pater

[ pey-ter ]
/ ˈpeɪ tər /

noun

Walter Horatio,1839–94, English critic, essayist, and novelist.
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British Dictionary definitions for walter pater (1 of 2)

pater

/ (ˈpeɪtə) /

noun

British mainly facetious a public school slang word for father

Word Origin for pater

from Latin

British Dictionary definitions for walter pater (2 of 2)

Pater

/ (ˈpeɪtə) /

noun

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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