Definitions for paternitypəˈtɜr nɪ ti
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pa•ter•ni•typəˈtɜr nɪ ti(n.)
the state of being a father; fatherhood.
Category: Developmental Biology
derivation or descent from a father.
origin or authorship.
(adj.)of or pertaining to a legal dispute in which a woman accuses a man of having fathered her child:
a paternity suit.
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
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.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Establishing the father relationship of a man and a child.
Translations for paternity
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the fact or state of being a father.
- أبُوَّه، أصْلArabic
- paternidadePortuguese (BR)
- die VaterschaftGerman
- پدر بودنFarsi
- kedudukan ayahIndonesian
- 부성, 부권Korean
- tēva stāvoklisLatvian
- پدر بودنPersian
- پلاروالى، پلارتوبPashto
- 父權Chinese (Trad.)
- پدريت، باپ کا رشتہUrdu
- cương vị làm chaVietnamese
- 父权Chinese (Simp.)
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