genitor

noun gen·i·tor \ ˈjenətər , -nəˌtȯ(ə)r \

Definition of genitor

plural -s
: 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


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