- paternity leave,
- paternity suit,
- paternity test,
Origin of paternity
Examples from the Web for paternity
Some seventy-plus countries currently offer some paternity leave or parental leave days reserved for the father.
Certainly paid paternity leave is part of it (and in the U.S., we need paid maternity and paternity leave).
She refused to take a paternity test, and was eventually convicted of extortion and sentenced to 22 months in prison.
This recognized family rights when paternity is established, whether a child was born in or out of wedlock.In Tussle Over Will, Mistress’s Family Takes a Bite Out of NYU|Anthony Haden-Guest|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 2010, the ‘Good Wife’ star received some shocking news about his paternity.
His remorse quickly subsided, and gave way to a thousand pleasant emotions of paternity.Maximina|Armando Palacio Valds
Descent would necessarily be traced through females, because the paternity of children was not ascertainable with certainty.Ancient Society|Lewis Henry Morgan
If the paternity cannot be traced, a council is held, and the woman is turned out of the caste.Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston
A few months suffice to give him painful proof of his error, for then his growing hopes of paternity are suddenly blasted.The History of Prostitution|William W. Sanger
How pleasing, how consoling must not the hopes of paternity be!The Cid Campeador|Antonio de Trueba
- the fact or state of being a father
- (as modifier)a paternity suit was filed against the man
Word Origin for paternity
mid-15c., "condition of being a father," from Old French paternité (12c.), from Late Latin paternitatem (nominative paternitas) "fatherly care, fatherhood," from Latin paternus "of a father," from pater (see father (n.)). Originally in the ecclesiastical sense; literal sense first recorded 1580s. Meaning "paternal origin" is from 1868.