Recent Examples of paterfamilias from the Web
Photo: Legendary Pictures Productions, LLC, and Universal Pictures No paterfamilias has ever done more for his wife and kids, though the wife in this case is not exactly a shrinking violet.
In our book, Bradley Whitford's paterfamilias is no less repugnant than Anthony Hopkins' Hannibal.
As in the Capra classic, the madcap proceedings swirl around an aged paterfamilias.
This paterfamilias has lazily added a too-big polo shirt, a freebie baseball cap and drugstore sunglasses.
Turns out more than one of the guests had a previous run-in with the troubled family — and a reason to dislike the paterfamilias.
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PATERFAMILIAS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of paterfamilias for English Language Learners
: a man who is the head of a family
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