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1paternity

noun pa·ter·ni·ty \pə-ˈtər-nə-tē\

: the state or fact of being the father of a particular child

Full Definition of PATERNITY

1
:  the quality or state of being a father
2
:  origin or descent from a father

First Known Use of PATERNITY

1582

2paternity

adjective

: relating to the time when a father's child is born

: done to prove that a man is the father of a particular child

Full Definition of PATERNITY

1
:  granted to a father <paternity leave> <paternity rights>
2
:  of or relating to the determination of paternity <a paternity suit>

First Known Use of PATERNITY

1926

Rhymes with PATERNITY

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