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Definition of "founding father" [founding father]

  • A man who founded something. (noun)

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Use "founding father" in a sentence
  • "India’s founding father believed Hindu nationalism threatened the cohesion of Indian society, and the BJP, formed in 1980, elevated the concept of Hindutva literally, Hinduness to national prominence."
  • "William Murphy, founding father of the Murder Task Force, told me that after several years running the unit, he felt himself crawl deeper and deeper into a dark place that haunted him with fear, stress and despair."