Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun[mass noun] rare
The state of being someone’s father.
- The notion of God's fathership is also prominent in the Old Testament.
- He had no legal standing at this hearing, which Crowe pointed out to him, "unless you want to claim fathership of Callan".
- Fathership remained unchanged since there was never any inducement to supply the want of the legitimate father.
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