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Meaning of pater

pa•ter

Pronunciation: (pā'tur also for2,3 pat&primnbur), [key]
— n.
  1. father.
  2. (often cap.) the paternoster; Lord's Prayer.
  3. a recitation of it.

Pa•ter

Pronunciation: (pā'tur), [key]
— n.
  1. 1839–94, English critic, essayist, and novelist.
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