Holy Father

noun
the head of the Roman Catholic Church (Freq. 1)
Derivationally related forms: ↑pontifical (for: ↑pontiff), ↑papal (for: ↑pope)
Hypernyms: ↑spiritual leader, ↑Catholic
Hyponyms: ↑antipope
Instance Hyponyms:
Alexander VI, ↑Pope Alexander VI, ↑Borgia, ↑Rodrigo Borgia, ↑Benedict XIV, ↑Prospero Lambertini, ↑Benedict XV, ↑Giacomo della Chiesa, ↑Boniface VIII, ↑Benedetto Caetani, ↑Calixtus II, ↑Guy of Burgundy, ↑Calixtus III, ↑Alfonso Borgia, ↑Clement VII, ↑Giulio de' Medici, ↑Clement XI, ↑Giovanni Francesco Albani, ↑Clement XIV, ↑Lorenzo Ganganelli, ↑Gregory, ↑Gregory I, ↑Saint Gregory I, ↑St. Gregory I, ↑Gregory the Great, ↑Gregory VII, ↑Hildebrand, ↑Gregory XII, ↑Angelo Correr, ↑Gregory XIII, ↑Ugo Buoncompagni, ↑Gregory XVI, ↑Bartolomeo Alberto Capillari, ↑Innocent III, ↑Lotario di Segni, ↑Innocent VIII, ↑Giovanni Battista Cibo, ↑Innocent XI, ↑Benedetto Odescalchi, ↑Innocent XII, ↑Antonio Pignatelli, ↑John XXIII, ↑Angelo Guiseppe Roncalli, ↑John Paul I, ↑Albino Luciano, ↑John Paul II, ↑Karol Wojtyla, ↑Leo I, ↑St. Leo I, ↑Leo the Great, ↑Leo III, ↑Leo IX, ↑Bruno, ↑Bruno of Toul, ↑Leo X, ↑Giovanni de'Medici, ↑Leo XIII, ↑Gioacchino Pecci, ↑Giovanni Vincenzo Pecci, ↑Martin V, ↑Oddone Colonna, ↑Nicholas V, ↑Tomasso Parentucelli, ↑Paul III, ↑Alessandro Farnese, ↑Paul VI, ↑Giovanni Battista Montini, ↑Pius II, ↑Aeneas Silvius, ↑Enea Silvio Piccolomini, ↑Pius V, ↑Antonio Ghislieri, ↑Pius VI, ↑Giovanni Angelo Braschi, ↑Giannangelo Braschi, ↑Pius VII, ↑Barnaba Chiaramonti, ↑Luigi Barnaba Gregorio Chiaramonti, ↑Pius IX, ↑Giovanni Mastai-Ferretti, ↑Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti, ↑Pius X, ↑Giuseppe Sarto, ↑Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto, ↑Pius XI, ↑Achille Ratti, ↑Ambrogio Damiano Achille Ratti, ↑Pius XII, ↑Eugenio Pacelli, ↑Sixtus IV, ↑Francesco della Rovere, ↑Sylvester II, ↑Gerbert, ↑Urban II, ↑Odo, ↑Odo of Lagery, ↑Otho, ↑Otho of Lagery, ↑Urban V, ↑Guillaume de Grimoard, ↑Urban VI, ↑Bartolomeo Prignano, ↑Urban VIII, ↑Maffeo Barberini
Member Holonyms: ↑papacy, ↑pontificate

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noun [singular]
— used to refer to the Pope

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the ˌHoly ˈFather [Holy Father] noun singular
the Pope

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Holy Father — Holy Ho ly, a. [Compar. {Holier}; superl. {Holiest}.] [OE. holi, hali, AS. h[=a]lig, fr. h[ae]l health, salvation, happiness, fr. h[=a]l whole, well; akin to OS. h?lag, D. & G. heilig, OHG. heilac, Dan. hellig, Sw. helig, Icel. heilagr. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Holy Father — may refer to:*God the Father *The Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church *The Pope of the Roman Catholic Church …   Wikipedia

  • Holy Father — n [singular] used when speaking to or about the Pope …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Holy Father — noun used as a way of talking to or about the Pope …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Holy Father — ► NOUN ▪ the Pope …   English terms dictionary

  • Holy Father — n. a title of the pope …   English World dictionary

  • Holy Father — Synonyms and related words: God the Father, Grand Penitentiary, Our Father, abuna, antipope, archbishop, archdeacon, archpriest, bishop, bishop coadjutor, canon, cardinal, cardinal bishop, cardinal deacon, cardinal priest, chaplain, coadjutor,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Holy Father — N PROPER: the N In the Catholic Church, the Holy Father is the Pope …   English dictionary

  • Holy Father — noun a) The God in various Christian religions. b) The title of the Pope of the Catholic Church. Syn: Creator, God, Heavenly Father, Jehovah, Lo …   Wiktionary

  • Holy Father — noun Date: 15th century pope 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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