Definition of Paterian in US English:

Paterian

adjective

  • = Pateresque.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Mrs. Humphry Ward (1851–1920), novelist, philanthropist, and political lobbyist. From the name of Walter Horatio Pater, English writer and critic + -ian.

Pronunciation

Paterian

/peɪˈtɪərɪən/