- 1British • informal • dated Father: the pater gives her fifty pounds a year as a dress allowanceMore example sentences
- Unfortunately, however, by the time pater returns from his day at the type face, father and son are more often than not no longer co-ordinated in the pants department.
- ‘How beautiful,’ said your mum to your pater. ‘If only you could be noble like that occasionally.’
- His narrator hotfoots it to Shanghai, where he was brought up, to solve the mystery of his missing mater and pater.
- 2 Anthropology A person’s legal father. Often contrasted with genitor.More example sentences
- A limited number of individuals may claim ownership of the estates of both their pater and genitor.
- People do not claim to own more than one small-scale name, unless their pater is distinct from their genitor.
- We look at the previous offspring of the pater.
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