noun fa·ther·ship \ˈfäthə(r)ˌship, fȧthəˌsh-\

Definition of fathership



  1. :  the quality or state of being a father; especially :  the state of being the oldest member of a society or associated group (as the British House of Commons)

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Origin and Etymology of fathership

Middle English fadership, from fader + -ship

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a brief usually trivial fact

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