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Pater Patriae

[pah-ter pah-tree-ahy; English pey-ter pey-tree-ee, pat-er pa-tree-ee] /ˈpɑ tɛr ˈpɑ triˌaɪ; English ˈpeɪ tər ˈpeɪ triˌi, ˈpæt ər ˈpæ triˌi/
noun
1.
Latin. father of his country.
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  • It is of vital interest that he was the designer and contractor for the inclosure of the Tomb of the Pater Patriae.

    Seaport in Virginia Gay Montague Moore
  • He was born almost with the republic; the Pater Patriae had laid his hand on the child's head.

    Roundabout Papers William Makepeace Thackeray

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