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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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I came to my conclusions about the system from analyzing numerous category descriptions on flyers as well as from discussions with the housefathers and housemothers whom I interviewed in Detroit; Fayetteville, North Carolina; and Los Angeles.
She further asserts that the Jewish community was not really a corporation, since although Jews resided within village boundaries they were not tied into the community of Christian housefathers or integrated into the structure of domination through the bailiff.
lt;< I'm not working and I feel fine >>: confrontation to the sexual division of labour and identity dynamics of housefathers in Belgium.