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father
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 12
2. One who performs the offices of a parent by maintenance, affetionate care, counsel, or protection.
4. A senator of ancient Rome.
5. A dignitary of the church, a superior of a convent, a confessor ( called also father confessor), or a priest; also, the eldest member of a profession, or of a legislative assembly, etc.
7. The Supreme Being and Creator; God; in theology, the first person in the Trinity.
8. A male ancestor more remote than a parent; a progenitor; especially, a first ancestor; a founder of a race or family; - in the plural, fathers, ancestors.
9. One of the chief esslesiastical authorities of the first centuries after Christ; - often spoken of collectively as the Fathers; as, the Latin, Greek, or apostolic Fathers.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To make one's self the father of; to beget.
2. To take as one's own child; to adopt; hence, to assume as one's own work; to acknowledge one's self author of or responsible for ( a statement, policy, etc.).
3. To provide with a father.
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