Word:

Paternity

Pa`ter´ni`ty
n.1.The relation of a father to his child; fathership; fatherhood; family headship; as, the divine paternity.
2.Derivation or descent from a father; male parentage; as, the paternity of a child.
3.Origin; authorship.
The paternity of these novels was . . . disputed.
- Sir W. Scott.
Noun1.Paternitypaternity - the state of being a father; "tests were conducted to determine paternity"
2.paternity - the kinship relation between an offspring and the father
Synonyms: fatherhood
3.paternity - the act of initiating a new idea or theory or writing; "the authorship of the theory is disputed"
Synonyms: authorship

PATERNITY, The state or condition of a father.
     2. The husband is prima facie presumed to be the father of his wife's children, born during coverture, or within a competent time afterwards pater is est quem nuptim demonstrant. 7 N. S. 553. But this presumption may be rebutted by showing circumstances which render it impossible that the husband can be the father. 6 Binn. 283; 1 Browne's R. Appx. xlvii.; Hardin's R. 479; 8 East, R. 193; Stra. 51, 940. 4 T. R; 356;. 2 M. & K. 349; 3 Paige's R. 139; I Sim. & Stu. 150; Turn. & Russ. 138; 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 302, et seq.
     3. The declarations of both or one of the spouses, however, cannot affect the condition of a child born during the marriage. 7 N. S. 553; 3 Paige's R. 139. Vide Bastard;. Bastardy;, Legitimacy; Maternity; Pregnancy.

affiliation, agnation, alliance, ancestry, blood, blood relationship, brotherhood, brothership, cognation, common ancestry, common descent, connection, consanguinity, cousinhood, cousinship, descent, enation, extraction, family, fatherhood, fatherliness, filiation, fraternity, heritage, kindred, kinship, line, lineage, maternity, matrilineage, matriliny, matrisib, matrocliny, motherhood, parentage, paternalness, patrilineage, patriliny, patrisib, patrocliny, propinquity, relation, relationship, sibship, sisterhood, sistership, stock, strain, ties of blood
Translate Paternity to German, Translate Paternity to French
Browse
Patently
pater
Pater familias
Pater is est quem nuptiae demonstrant
Patera
Paterero
Paterfamilias
Paterna paternis
Paternal
Paternal government
Paternal power
Paternal property
paternal quality
Paternalism
paternalistic
Paternally
-- Paternity --
paternity suit
paternity test
Paternoster
Paternoster pump
Paternoster while
Paterson
Patesi
path
path coverage testing
path of least resistance
Path Pascal
Pathan
pathematic
Pathetic
pathetic fallacy
Pathetic muscle
Definitions Index: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About this site and copyright information - Online Dictionary Home