1. [ noun ] (Roman Catholic,religion,Christianity) `Father' is a term of address for priests in some churches (especially the Roman Catholic Church or the Orthodox Catholic Church); `Padre' is frequently used in the military
Synonyms: Father
Related terms: priest
2. [ noun ] (military,religion,Christianity) a chaplain in one of the military services
Synonyms: Holy_Joe sky_pilot military_chaplain
Related terms: chaplain military
Similar spelling:   padder