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One got paternity last year already, and he is not as good a man as I am.

I won my paternity right, when I was but twenty-eight, just about your age.

Though all the world forget, your paternity should remember me.

Hence they are of one paternity, though not of one maternity.

A man can no more create a paternity than he can make a new planet.

Her family had place and power; her paternity was undisputed; but this Louis––tah!

And has an incontrovertible opinion been formed as to the paternity of this tract?

With these enactments too came evidence of the Kirk's paternity.

Where paternity is established the father is liable for support (or alimony).

I acknowledge you the author of the idea, and renounce all right to its paternity.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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