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pa·ter·ni·ty

 (pə-tûr′nĭ-tē)
n. pl. pa·ter·ni·ties
1. The state of being a father; fatherhood.
2. Descent on a father's side; paternal descent.
3. Authorship; origin.
adj.
Relating to or involving the identification of a person's biological father: a paternity suit.

[Middle English paternite, from Old French, from Late Latin paternitās, from Latin paternus, paternal; see paternal.]

paternity

(pəˈtɜːnɪtɪ)
n
1.
a. the fact or state of being a father
b. (as modifier): a paternity suit was filed against the man.
2. (Genetics) descent or derivation from a father
3. authorship or origin: the paternity of the theory is disputed.
[C15: from Late Latin paternitās, from Latin pater father]

pa•ter•ni•ty

(pəˈtɜr nɪ ti)

n.
1. the state of being a father; fatherhood.
2. derivation or descent from a father.
3. origin or authorship.
adj.
4. of or pertaining to a legal dispute in which a woman accuses a man of having fathered her child: a paternity suit.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paternity - the state of being a fatherpaternity - the state of being a father; "tests were conducted to determine paternity"
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
2.paternity - the kinship relation between an offspring and the fatherpaternity - the kinship relation between an offspring and the father
family relationship, kinship, relationship - (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
3.paternity - the act of initiating a new idea or theory or writing; "the authorship of the theory is disputed"
founding, instauration, origination, initiation, innovation, creation, institution, introduction, foundation - the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new; "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society"

paternity

noun fatherhood, fathership (rare) He was tricked into marriage by a false accusation of paternity.
Translations
أبُوَّه، أصْل
otcovství
faderskab
faîerni
babalık

paternity

[pəˈtɜːnɪtɪ]
A. Npaternidad f
B. CPD paternity leave Npermiso m por paternidad, licencia f de paternidad
paternity suit N (Jur) → litigio m de paternidad
paternity test Nprueba f de la paternidad

paternity

[pəˈtɜːrnɪti] npaternité fpaternity leave ncongé m de paternitépaternity suit n (LAW)action f en recherche de paternitépaternity test ntest m de paternité

paternity

nVaterschaft f; he denied paternity of the childer bestritt die Vaterschaft an dem Kind

paternity

[pəˈtɜːnɪtɪ] npaternità

paternal

(pəˈtəːnl) adjective
1. of or like a father. paternal feelings.
2. among one's father's relatives. Her paternal grandmother.
paˈternity noun
the fact or state of being a father.

paternity

n. paternidad.

paternity

n paternidad f
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In the state as a whole, which establishes 250,000 paternities a year while collecting $2 billion in child support, a whopping 68 percent of the 158,000 child support orders in 2000 (the last year studied) were default judgments.
Between 1994 (the year after in-hospital paternity acknowledgment was mandated for all states) and 1998, the number of paternities established more than doubled.