Definition of founding father noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    founding father

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  1. 1(formal) a person who starts or develops a new movement, institution, or idea one of the founding fathers of modern psychology
  2. 2Founding Father a member of the group of people who wrote the U.S. Constitution in 1787
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