the state of being a father
"tests were conducted to determine paternity"
the kinship relation between an offspring and the father
the act of initiating a new idea or theory or writing
"the authorship of the theory is disputed"
fatherhood, being a father
parental descent from a father
legal acknowledgement of a man's fatherhood of a child
Origin: From paternitas, from paternus + -itas, from pater.
the relation of a father to his child; fathership; fatherhood; family headship; as, the divine paternity
derivation or descent from a father; male parentage; as, the paternity of a child
Origin: [L. paternitas: cf. F. paternit. See Paternal.]
Paternity law, or father law, is the legal area dealing with establishing or disputing "paternity", the legal relationship between a father and his child. A child born to the wife during a marriage under common law is determined to be the husband's child by a "presumption of paternity". This presumption, can sometimes be rebutted by evidence to the contrary, generally prior to a formal court ruling involving divorce, annulment or legal separation. In the case of unwed fathers, a man may come forward and accept the paternity of the child in what is called a "voluntary acknowledgment of paternity", the mother or government can file a petition for a determination of paternity against a putative father, or paternity can be determined by the courts through estoppel over time.
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Establishing the father relationship of a man and a child.
The numerical value of paternity in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of paternity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Some men just aren't cut out for paternity. Better they should realize it before and not after they become responsible for a son.
It is more common than we think, in many situations, you would never know because there is no reason to do a paternity test on twins.
The bad news is the United States is so late to the game, the good news is that with 187 countries in the world having paid maternity leave, over 90 having paid paternity leave, actually there's a ton that's already known about what works.
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