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founding father

founding father

pronunciation:
faUn dIng fa thr
part of speech: noun
definition 1: (often cap.) one of the delegates to the U.S. Constitutional Convention in 1787.
The Founding Fathers grappled with the issues of the balance of power among the branches of the new government.
definition 2: a male founder of an institution.
Her great grandfather was the founding father of the company.
similar words:
father