père [per; English pair] Examples noun, plural pères [per; English pairz] /pɛr; English pɛərz/. French.
- senior: Dumas père.
Examples from the Web for pere Contemporary Examples of pere
Pere Navarro, head of the Catalan socialist party, said: “We need a new head of state.”
April 4, 2013
In 1982, Assad pere massacred 20,000 of his own people in Hama.
June 13, 2012
Gaddafi pere has cast his sons against each other in an effort to divide and conquer, as he has done to his nation.
February 22, 2011
Sources tell us that she has kept Mubarak pere from naming a Vice President.
January 29, 2011
Historical Examples of pere
And going out on to the pavement she called Pere Bru who was just then crossing the roadway.
It would be better than the tiny sips doled out by Pere Colombe!
It may well be imagined what a blow this was to Pere Merlier.
Beds of gypsum have been discovered on the head waters of the Pere Marquette.
W. P. Strickland.
“It was my fault, mon pere,” interceded the little princess, with a blush.
British Dictionary definitions for pere père noun
- an addition to a French surname to specify the father rather than the son of the same nameDumas père Compare fils 1
Word Origin and History for pere
1610s, “a French priest,” from French père “father,” from Latin patrem (nominative pater); see father (n.). Attached to a name, to distinguish father from son of the same name, from 1802.