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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
References in classic literature ?
Our souls are like those orphans whose unwedded mothers die in bearing them: the secret of our paternity lies in their grave, and we must there to learn it.
I do hate the aristocratic principle of blood before everything, and do think that as reasoners the only pedigrees we ought to respect are those spiritual ones of the wise and virtuous, without regard to corporal paternity.
Lavater would have said I lack the bump of paternity.
She remembered -- betwixt a smile and a shudder -- the talk of the neighbouring townspeople, who, seeking vainly elsewhere for the child's paternity, and observing some of her odd attributes, had given out that poor little Pearl was a demon offspring: such as, ever since old Catholic times, had occasionally been seen on earth, through the agency of their mother's sin, and to promote some foul and wicked purpose.
Heathcliff smiled again, as if it were rather too bold a jest to attribute the paternity of that bear to him.
I have said all this, senor curate, only to urge your paternity to lay to your conscience your ill-treatment of my master; and have a care that God does not call you to account in another life for making a prisoner of him in this way, and charge against you all the succours and good deeds that my lord Don Quixote leaves undone while he is shut up.
The terms used by naturalists of affinity, relationship, community of type, paternity, morphology, adaptive characters, rudimentary and aborted organs, &c.
But unluckily the Varens, six months before, had given me this filette Adele, who, she affirmed, was my daughter; and perhaps she may be, though I see no proofs of such grim paternity written in her countenance: Pilot is more like me than she.
The monstrous nature of that declaration of paternity seemed to strike the world dumb.
The particular point about the chevalier which would have made him noticeable from Paris to Pekin, was the gentle paternity of his manner to grisettes.
I am not ambitious to be honored with the paternity of a new kind of cotton machine.
I could not acknowledge the paternity to the world, but I gave him the best of educations, and since he came to manhood I have kept him near my person.