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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


Synonymsfatherhood


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.


Synonymsauthorship


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









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