(Latin) the head of a household; the paterfamilias had power over the rest of his family and slaves; he was in charge of any family business, property and religious rites.
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The head of a Roman family. The father who had the power of life and death over his children.
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Paterfamilias: The male head of the family; the father figure. Paterfamilias is the Latin for father of the household. It is compounded from pater (father) + familias, which comes from familia (household), from famulus (servant, slave). The feminine counterpart is the materfamilias.
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Pa`ter·fa·mil`i·as noun ; plural Pateresfamilias . [ Latin , from pater father + familias , gen. of familia family.] (Rom. Law) The head of a family; in a large sense, the proprietor of an estate; one...
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noun the male head of family or tribe
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• (n.) The head of a family; in a large sense, the proprietor of an estate; one who is his own master.
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(from the article `inheritance`) The basic unit of society in ancient Rome was the `house,` the extended family ruled by its head, the paterfamilias, to whom his wife, his slaves, ... ...to the thing, but the defendant could respond by paying damages. The Roman law of persons put extraordinary power...
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paterfamilias, patresfamilias 1. The father of a family; male head of a household. 2. In Roman Law, the head of a family or household having the authority belonging to that position over the persons composing it; also, a person of either sex and any age who is sui juris and free from parental contro...
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1) Adult male 2) Daddy 3) Head of household 4) Man 5) Patriarch
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