Pa"dre (?), n.; pl. Sp. & Pg. Padres (#); It. Padri (#). [Sp., Pg., & It., fr. L. pater father. See Father.]
A Christian priest or monk; -- used in Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Spanish America.
In India (from the Portuguese), any Christian minister; also, a priest of the native region. Kipling.
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