Founding-father definition

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A member of the convention that drafted the US Constitution in 1787.
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A man who founds or establishes something.
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Someone who founds or is instrumental in founding an institution, nation, etc.
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A participant in the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787, esp. one who signed the document.
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A man who founded something.
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(chiefly US) A member of the convention that drafted the United States constitution.
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Noun

Singular:
founding-father
Plural:
founding-fathers