White Father

noun

Definition of White Father

: a member of the Society of African Missioners founded about 1868 by the Abbé Lavigerie

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First Known Use of White Father

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for White Father

so called from his customarily dressing in white

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“White Father.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/White%20Father. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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