1(Especially in legal contexts) the state of being someone’s father: he refused to admit paternity of the child
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- If these rules on paternity lead to the identification of a legal father, then any other claimant will be excluded.
- The Child Support Agency and the Courts don't distinguish between married or single fathers if the father admits paternity.
- Inclusion of the man's name on the birth register as the child's father is prima facie evidence of his paternity.
Words that rhyme with paternityconfraternity, eternity, fraternity, maternity, modernity, taciturnity
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