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

  Paterfamilias \Pa`ter*fa*mil`i*as\, n.; pl. Pateresfamilias.
     [L., fr. pater father + familias, gen. of familia family.]
     (Rom. Law)
     The head of a family; in a large sense, the proprietor of an
     estate; one who is his own master.
     [1913 Webster]

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