Translation of paterfamilias in Spanish:

paterfamilias

páter familias, n.

Pronunciation /ˌpɑdərfəˈmɪliəs//ˌpatəfəˈmɪlɪas//ˌpeɪdərfəˈmɪliəs//ˌpeɪtəfəˈmɪlɪas/

noun

formal

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    páter familias masculine
    jefe de familia masculine
    • Siva, the paterfamilias, is not present, but his picture, often along with that of other deities, is portrayed in the decorative designs above the image.
    • At the heart of the Roman family was the paterfamilias, the father of the family.
    • Many men still think about fatherhood in terms of the paterfamilias, or traditional father.
    • Late in the film, we discover that the paterfamilias has a gay brother.
    • That he is a Mormon, a professor, and a paterfamilias adds spice to his mischief.
    • The sweet sounds of the banjo are replaced by the elderly paterfamilias, who starts to play a mouth organ.
    • There is a law of persons, or the family, which reflects Roman family life, with the paterfamilias, the wife and children, and the slaves.
    • The genius of the paterfamilias was honored in familial worship as a household god and was thought to perpetuate a family through many generations.
    • In fact I think it's kind of cute, in a Victorian paterfamilias kinda way.
    • But the legitimization of the traditional family provided by the paterfamilias doctrine was reaffirmed by conservative courts through a doctrine of ‘family autonomy’ in the 1920s.
    • On being asked how they did it, the paterfamilias commented that it was the inevitable result of coming from two covenanted peoples.
    • I know that this is changing, particularly among the better-off and better-educated, but many a Bulgarian father, it seems, is still rather like the paterfamilias of old.
    • He's a garrulous paterfamilias who has somehow picked up the incongruous metropolitan affectation of a stubby cigarette holder.
    • The current movie is about a family named Baker, of which the paterfamilias is a small-time college football coach, and the mother is a homemaker.
    • The paterfamilias or head of the family had the right, in theory at least, to execute summarily any member, including in primis his slaves.
    • Like women and slaves, children were the property of the paterfamilias and could be sold or abandoned, as girls often were.
    • Beneath these specific demands, however, and colouring all of them, was a passionate desire to destroy the authority of the paterfamilias.
    • It was bad advice that would have put everyone through the grinder in the name of protecting my rights as paterfamilias.
    • The old image of Dickens, fostered by his surviving family, as a benign paterfamilias and as a man piously wedded to Victorian domestic virtues was thus tarnished.
    • In the old civic code, the wife was nothing but an accessory to the work of the citizen and paterfamilias.