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Definition 1: the act of initiating a new idea or theory or writing - [noun denoting act]

Samples where paternity or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the authorship of the theory is disputed

Synonyms for paternity in the sense of this definition

(paternity is a kind of ...) the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new

"she looked forward to her initiation as an adult" "the foundation of a new scientific society"

Definition 2: the kinship relation between an offspring and the father - [noun denoting linkdef]

Synonyms for paternity in the sense of this definition

(paternity is a kind of ...) (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption

Definition 3: the state of being a father - [noun denoting state]

Samples where paternity or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tests were conducted to determine paternity

(paternity is a kind of ...) the way something is with respect to its main attributes

"the current state of knowledge" "his state of health" "in a weak financial state"

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