[ jen-i-ter ]
/ ˈdʒɛn ɪ tər /
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a parent, especially a father.
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Origin of genitor
1400–50; late Middle English <Latin, equivalent to geni- (variant stem of gignere to beget) + -tor-tor; cognate with Greek genétōr,Sanskrit janitar-
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Example sentences from the Web for genitor
In palatio spe versatus, quod genitor meus legationis ejus secretarius esset.History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century, Volume III|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
Infitiari used similarly at EP I vii 27 'nec tuus est genitor nos infitiatus amicos'.
British Dictionary definitions for genitor
/ (ˈdʒɛnɪtə, -tɔː) /
the biological father as distinguished from the pater or legal father
Word Origin for genitor
C15: from Latin, from gignere to beget
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