paterfamilias(pa·ter·fa·mil·i·as)

http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/paterfamilias?region=us

Pronunciation:/ˌpātərfəˈmilēəs, ˌpä-, /

noun (plural pa·tres·fa·mil·i·as /ˌpātrēzfə-, ˌpä-/)

  • the male head of a family or household.  Compare with materfamilias

Origin:

Latin, literally ‘father of the family’

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