1 definition by Joe Paterno's family

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A Paterno is unit of currency equal to 6 million US dollars. Paternos are typically paid in cases of covering up for child rape.
"The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston was forced to pay 14 Paternos to victims of child rape by priests in 2003."

"Penn State got fined 10 Paternos for turning a blind eye to child rape on their campus."
by Joe Paterno's family July 23, 2012
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