Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
paternity

pa·ter·ni·ty

paternity

pronunciation:
p tuhr nih ti
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the fact or state of being a father; fatherhood.
definition 2: descent or inheritance from a father.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or concerning a legal action in which a woman accuses a man of fathering her child.
definition 2: of or concerning fatherhood.
Word Parts
The word paternity contains the following part:
patr, patri, pater Latin root that means father, fatherland
synonyms:
matr, matri, mater