genitor

noun
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

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/genitor. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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