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padre

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noun pa·dre \ˈpä-(ˌ)drā, -drē\

Simple Definition of padre

  • : a Christian priest

  • : a Christian clergyman who works in the military

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of padre

  1. 1 :  a Christian clergyman; especially :  priest

  2. 2 :  a military chaplain

Origin of padre

Spanish or Italian or Portuguese, literally, father, from Latin pater — more at father


First Known Use: 1584


Learn More about padre

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "padre"


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