Church Father

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From church +‎ father, ultimately from Latin Pater Ecclēsiae.

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Church Father (plural Church Fathers)

  1. (Christianity) One of a number of male Christian writers from Antiquity whose doctrinal work is considered authoritative by the later church.

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