fathership

noun
fa·ther·ship | \ˈfät͟hə(r)ˌship, fȧt͟həˌsh-\
plural -s

Definition of fathership 

: 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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History and Etymology for fathership

Middle English fadership, from fader + -ship

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