Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun paterfamilias

1 sense of paterfamilias

Sense 1
patriarch, paterfamilias -- (the male head of family or tribe)
       => man, adult male -- (an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus")
       => head of household -- (the head of a household or family or tribe)

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