Pronunciation: (pā'tur; also for 2,3 pat'ur), [key]
1. Brit. Informal. father.
2. (often cap.) the paternoster; Lord's Prayer.
3. a recitation of it.
Pronunciation: (pā'tur), [key]
Walter Horatio, 1839–94, English critic, essayist, and novelist.
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