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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pa·ter·fa·mil·i·as /ˌpætɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pa·ter·fa·mil·i·as n.; pl. Pateresfamilias   Rom. Law The head of a family; in a large sense, the proprietor of an estate; one who is his own master.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the male head of family or tribe [syn: patriarch]
      [also: patresfamilias (pl)]