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 for Padre
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Padre \Pa"dre\ (p[aum]"dr[=a]), n.; pl. Sp. & Pg. Padres
     (p[aum]"dr[=a]s); It. Padri (p[aum]"dr[=e]). [Sp., Pg., &
     It., fr. L. pater father. See Father.]
     1. A Christian priest or monk; used as a term of address for
        priests in some churches (especially Roman or Orthodox
        Catholic in Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Spanish America);
        -- also used in the American military.
     Syn: Father.
          [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     2. In India (from the Portuguese), any Christian minister;
        also, a priest of the native region. --Kipling.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     3. A chaplain in one of the military services.
     Syn: military chaplain, Holy Joe, sky pilot.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a chaplain in one of the military services [syn: military
           chaplain, padre, Holy Joe, sky pilot]
      2: `Father' is a term of address for priests in some churches
         (especially the Roman Catholic Church or the Orthodox
         Catholic Church); `Padre' is frequently used in the military
         [syn: Father, Padre]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  41 Moby Thesaurus words for "padre":
     DD, Doctor of Divinity, Holy Joe, abbe, cassock, chaplain,
     churchman, clergyman, cleric, clerical, clerk, confessor, curate,
     cure, divine, ecclesiastic, father, father confessor,
     father in Christ, gallach, man of God, military chaplain, minister,
     parish priest, parson, pastor, penitentiary, presbyter, priest,
     rector, reverend, servant of God, shepherd, sky pilot,
     spiritual director, spiritual father, supply clergy,
     supply minister, the Reverend, the very Reverend,
     tonsured cleric

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