Meaning of paternity
Pronunciation: (pu-tûr'ni-tē), [key]
- the state of being a father; fatherhood.
- derivation or acquirement from a father.
- origin or authorship.
- noting or pertaining to a legal dispute in which an unwed mother accuses a man of being the father of her child: a paternity suit.
- paternity (Thesaurus)