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English noun: paternity

1. paternity (state) the state of being a father

SamplesTests were conducted to determine paternity.

Broader (hypernym)state

2. paternity the kinship relation between an offspring and the father


Broader (hypernym)family relationship, kinship, relationship

3. paternity (act) the act of initiating a new idea or theory or writing

SamplesThe authorship of the theory is disputed.


Broader (hypernym)creation, foundation, founding, initiation, innovation, instauration, institution, introduction, origination

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