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A man employed as a houseparent.


(Social Welfare) a man in charge of the welfare of a particular group of children in an institution such as a children's home or approved school
ˈhouseˌmother fem n


(ˈhaʊsˌfɑ ðər)

a man who supervises a group of young people, living in a dormitory, hostel, etc.
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Noun1.housefather - a man in charge of children in an institution
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"


[ˈhaʊsˌfɑːðəʳ] nresponsabile m di gruppo (in un collegio)
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Anthony Housefather, Member of Parliament for Mount Royal, and David de Burgh Graham, Member of Parliament for Laurentides-Labelle, on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, today commemorated the national historic significance of Abraham Moses Klein and Hirsch Wolofsky.
Izikowitz Features Upper Rmet Lower Rmet Settlement More densely populated Less densely populated patterns Territorial borders No territorial borders Linear disposition Circular shape (tendency) Smaller households Bigger households Barns near the village Barns near the fields Hardly sleep in the fields Often sleep in the fields More zebu cows than More buffaloes than zebu buffaloes cows Social Class' distinctions Few social distinctions organisation Priest and big men (lem) Priest only Bigger work groups Smaller work groups Bride price higher Bride price lower Less strict on religion Strict on religious taboos Mixed with Khmu Further from Khmu villages Property belongs Property belongs to to housefather lineage elder Many migrations to Siam Few migrations to Siam Source: Karl G.
McGrath, the housefather of Kincora, was dubbed "The Beast" by detectives.
Will he, though, turn a blind eye to the fact that Housefather Brathen (Joner) takes boys into the laundry and not to do any washing?
A FORMER children's home housefather is set to have his abuse conviction quashed after a blunder by a jury.
He said housefather David Murphy had "an insatiable sexual appetite for children" and would target three or four a day.
Moreover, in 1857, Anandarao was commanded by the committee in Basel to look for a life partner, so that he could take over the post of housefather at the seminary in Mangalore.
The pervert who betrayed his trust as a housefather was allowed to continue preying on the children in his care.
The payouts have been shared between 40 adults beaten and raped as children by David Murphy, a housefather at St Margaret's home, Elie, Fife, in the 1960s and 70s.