Pronunciation: (pä'drā, -drē; Sp. pä'&thslash;re; It. pä'dre), [key]
—pl. -dresPronunciation: (-drāz, -drēz; Sp. -&thslash;res), [key] -driPronunciation: ( It. -drē). [key]
1. father (used esp. in addressing or referring to a priest or member of the clergy).
2. a chaplain in military or naval service.
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