Hence, interference with any property was enforced by the pater.
British Dictionary definitions for pater
(Brit, mainly facetious) a public school slang word for father
Walter (Horatio). 1839–94, English essayist and critic, noted for his prose style and his advocation of the "love of art for its own sake". His works include the philosophical romance Marius the Epicurean (1885), Studies in the History of the Renaissance (1873), and Imaginary Portraits (1887)