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paternity British & World English

(Especially in legal contexts) the state of being someone’s father

paternity English Thesaurus

he refused to admit paternity of the child

paternity leave British & World English

A period of absence from work granted to a father after or shortly before the birth of his child

paternity suit British & World English

A court case held to establish formally the identity of a child’s father

paternity test British & World English

A medical test, typically a blood test, to determine whether a man is the father of a particular child