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 for Padres
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]

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