gen·​i·​tor | \ ˈjenətər, -nəˌtȯ(ə)r \
plural -s

Definition of genitor

: one who begets : father, parent the genitor of that political hybrid, the corporate state— Avro Manhattan specifically : the biological as distinguished from the legal father in some cultures — compare pater

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First Known Use of genitor

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for genitor

Middle English genytur, from Latin genitor, from genitus (past participle of gignere to beget) + -or

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“Genitor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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