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 for Church Father
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Church Father
      n 1: (Christianity) any of about 70 theologians in the period
           from the 2nd to the 7th century whose writing established
           and confirmed official church doctrine; in the Roman
           Catholic Church some were later declared saints and became
           Doctor of the Church; the best known Latin Church Fathers
           are Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Jerome;
           those who wrote in Greek include Athanasius, Basil, Gregory
           Nazianzen, and John Chrysostom [syn: Church Father,
           Father of the Church, Father]

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