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Definition of father:

  1. A dignitary of the church, a superior of a convent, a confessor ( called also father confessor), or a priest; also, the eldest member of a profession, or of a legislative assembly, etc.
  2. A male ancestor more remote than a parent; a progenitor; especially, a first ancestor; a founder of a race or family; - in the plural, fathers, ancestors.
  3. A respectful mode of address to an old man.
  4. A senator of ancient Rome.
  5. One of the chief esslesiastical authorities of the first centuries after Christ; - often spoken of collectively as the Fathers; as, the Latin, Greek, or apostolic Fathers.
  6. One who has begotten a child, whether son or daughter; a generator; a male parent.
  7. One who performs the offices of a parent by maintenance, affetionate care, counsel, or protection.
  8. One who, or that which, gives origin; an originator; a producer, author, or contriver; the first to practice any art, profession, or occupation; a distinguished example or teacher.
  9. The Supreme Being and Creator; God; in theology, the first person in the Trinity.
  10. To make one's self the father of; to beget.
  11. To provide with a father.
  12. To take as one's own child; to adopt; hence, to assume as one's own work; to acknowledge one's self author of or responsible for ( a statement, policy, etc.).

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