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Definition of père

: father used after a name to distinguish a father from a son — compare fils

Examples of père in a Sentence

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First Known Use of père

1802, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for père

French père, from Old French paire, perre, from Latin pater — more at father

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The first known use of père was in 1802

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Cite this Entry

“Père.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/p%C3%A8re. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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