Meaning of motherhood

moth•er•hood

Pronunciation: (mu'ur-hood"), [key]
— n.
  1. the state of being a mother; maternity.
  2. the qualities or spirit of a mother.
  3. mothers collectively.
—adj.
  1. having or relating to an inherent worthiness, justness, or goodness that is obvious or unarguable: legislation pushed through on a motherhood basis.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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