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English definition of “father”

father

noun [C] (IN RELIGION)    /ˈfɑː.ðər/ US  /-ðɚ/
(also Father, written abbreviation Fr) (the title of) a Christian priest, especially a Roman Catholic or Orthodox priest: Father O'Reilly [as form of address] Are you giving a sermon, Father?Religious titles (also Father) a name for the Christian God: God the Father Our Father, who art in heaven...God and gods
(Definition of father noun (IN RELIGION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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