fatherhood

[ fah-th er-hoo d ]
/ ˈfɑ ðərˌhʊd /

noun

the state of being a father.
fathers collectively.
the qualities or spirit of a father.

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Origin of fatherhood

1350–1400; late Middle English faderhode; replacing Middle English faderheed. See father, -hood
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British Dictionary definitions for fatherhood

fatherhood
/ (ˈfɑːðəˌhʊd) /

noun

the state or responsibility of being a father
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