paternity

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1 paternity /pəˈtɚnəti/ noun
1 paternity
/pəˈtɚnəti/
noun
Learner's definition of PATERNITY
[noncount] formal
: the state or fact of being the father of a particular child
compare maternity
2 paternity /pəˈtɚnəti/ adjective
2 paternity
/pəˈtɚnəti/
adjective
Learner's definition of PATERNITY
always used before a noun
: relating to the time when a father's child is born
: done to prove that a man is the father of a particular child
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