Paternity

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Paternity->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ paternity
paternity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ parentage
parentage
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ consanguinity
consanguinity
&c. 11
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ parent
parent
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ father
father
sire
dad
papa
paterfamilias
abba
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ genitor
genitor
progenitor
procreator
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ ancestor
ancestor
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ grandsire
grandsire
grandfather
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ great-grandfather
great-grandfather
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ fathership
fathership
fatherhood
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ mabap
mabap
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ house
house
stem
trunk
tree
stock
stirps
pedigree
lineage
line
family
tribe
sept
race
clan
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ genealogy
genealogy
descent
extraction
birth
ancestry
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ forefathers
forefathers
forbears
patriarchs
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ motherhood
motherhood
maternity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ mother
mother
dam
mamma
materfamilias
grandmother
PARAG:Paternity->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ paternal
paternal
parental
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ maternal
maternal
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ family
family
ancestral
linear
patriarchal

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • paternity — pa·ter·ni·ty /pə tər nə tē/ n 1: the quality or state of being a father 2: origin or descent from a father Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Paternity — Pa*ter ni*ty, n. [L. paternitas: cf. F. paternit[ e]. See {Paternal}.] 1. The relation of a father to his child; fathership; fatherhood; family headship; as, the divine paternity. [1913 Webster] The world, while it had scarcity of people,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Paternity — may refer to:*Paternity (biology and medicine), the biological / genetic descendency of an offspring to its male parent (sexually reproducing species) *Paternity (law), the legal acknowledgment of the parental relationship between a father and… …   Wikipedia

  • paternity — This isn t a business term delete? pa‧ter‧ni‧ty [pəˈtɜːnti ǁ ɜːr ] noun [uncountable] LAW the fact of being the father of a particular child, or the question of who the child s father is: • The court was unable to act in instances where… …   Financial and business terms

  • paternity — (n.) mid 15c., condition of being a father, from M.Fr. paternité (12c.), from L.L. paternitatem (nom. paternitas) fatherly care, fatherhood, from L. paternus of a father, from pater (see FATHER (Cf. father) (n.)). Originally in the ecclesiastical …   Etymology dictionary

  • paternity — ► NOUN 1) the state of being a father. 2) descent from a father …   English terms dictionary

  • paternity — [pə tʉr′nə tē] n. [OFr paternité < LL paternitas < L paternus, paternal < pater,FATHER] 1. the state of being a father; fatherhood 2. male parentage; paternal origin 3. origin or authorship in general …   English World dictionary

  • paternity — I. noun Date: 1582 1. the quality or state of being a father 2. origin or descent from a father II. adjective Date: 1926 1. granted to a father < paternity leave > < paternity rights > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • paternity — noun a) fatherhood, being a father b) parental descent from the fathers side See Also: paternity leave, paternity suit, paternity test …   Wiktionary

  • paternity — n. to establish paternity * * * [pə tɜːnɪtɪ] to establish paternity …   Combinatory dictionary

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