genitor

noun gen·i·tor \ˈjenətər, -nəˌtȯ(ə)r\

Definition of genitor

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of genitor

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


First Known Use: 15th century


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