- 1The title of a priest or chaplain in some countries.More example sentences
- While he is the Catholic Chaplain, and there are a number of other denominations among the coalition of the clergy, Father Pat believes the padres offer more than just spiritual guidance.
- College padre Father David Kelly told how Anglican-raised Mr Hilder had decided to make the move to Catholicism two years ago after feeling ‘stronger and stronger’ about his beliefs.
- It was in a spot like this that Illyn experienced the epiphany that led him to become God's padre of wild places.
- 1.1 • informal A chaplain in the armed services: we had some very good padres in the serviceMore example sentences
- Fred, freshly ordained as a Presbyterian minister was about to start service as a patrolling padre for the Australian Inland Mission.
- An Army padre led the service with readings by several Defence personnel.
- Guidance provided by a unit chaplain can extend beyond religion and away from the barracks, with padres deploying to the field in support of the troops.
- 1.2 (also padri) Indian A Christian priest: [as title]: Padre Saheb’s gardener told me he was deadMore example sentences
- But that was after the Padres and Indians were on speaking terms in more senses than one.
- Perhaps it was this little performance that prompted the author to fulfill the pledge of his title and make this guide to the missions a really intimate one; by supplying us with colorful descriptions and humorous legends concerning the setting, customs and lives of the Padres and their Indian followers.
late 16th century: from Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese, literally 'father, priest', from Latin pater, patr- 'father'.