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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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pater patriae

in ancient Rome, a title originally accorded (in the form parens urbis Romanae, or "parent of the Roman city") to Romulus, Rome's legendary founder. It was next accorded to Marcus Furius Camillus, who led the city's recovery after its capture by the Gauls (c. 390 BC).

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