paterfamilias definition

  • noun:
    • a guy that is the top of a household and/or parent of a family.
    • a guy who is the top of a household, family members or tribe.
    • the top of a family group; in a large sense, the proprietor of an estate; one that is his very own master.
    • the daddy of a family group; the top of a family group; hence, occasionally, your head guy of a community; the chief of a tribe.
    • the male mind of household or tribe

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