Definition of Fatherhood

1. Noun. The kinship relation between an offspring and the father.

Exact synonyms: Paternity
Generic synonyms: Family Relationship, Kinship, Relationship
Derivative terms: Paternal

2. Noun. God when considered as the first person in the Trinity. "Hear our prayers, Heavenly Father"
Exact synonyms: Father, Father-god
Generic synonyms: Hypostasis, Hypostasis Of Christ

3. Noun. The status of a religious leader.
Generic synonyms: Berth, Billet, Office, Place, Position, Post, Situation, Spot

4. Noun. The status of a father.
Generic synonyms: Berth, Billet, Office, Place, Position, Post, Situation, Spot

Definition of Fatherhood

1. n. The state of being a father; the character or authority of a father; paternity.

Definition of Fatherhood

1. Noun. the state of being a father ¹

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Definition of Fatherhood

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fatherhood

father complex
father figure
father figures
father in law
father lasher
father lashers
father longlegs
father of chapel
father surrogate
fatherhood (current term)

Literary usage of Fatherhood

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Two Treatises of Government by John Locke (1824)
"Thus this new nothing, that is to carry with it all power, authority, and government; this fatherhood, which is to design the person, and establish the ..."

2. The Christian View of God and the World as Centring in the Incarnation by James Orr (1893)
"Deduction it is really only an extension of the foregoing—is a deduction f™" tlse from the Divine fatherhood. God is Father. This is fatherhood— . ..."

3. The Works of John Locke, in Nine Volumes by John Locke (1824)
"Of Adam's title to sovereignty by fatherhood. § 50. ... by being their father: and this title of fatherhood he is so pleased with, that you will find it ..."

4. Preventing Teen Pregnancy: Coordinating Comunity Efforts edited by Christopher Shays (1999)
"Charles Ballard, director of the Institute for Responsible fatherhood and Family ... fatherhood AND FAMILY REVITALIZATION; BARBARA HUBERMAN, ..."

5. The Teaching of Jesus by George Barker Stevens (1901)
"Jesus' certainty of God's fatherhood. CHAPTER VI THE FATHER IN HEAVEN * JESUS' favorite designation for God was that of Father. He was accustomed to think ..."

6. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, William Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1903)
"THE fatherhood OF GOD. A STUDY IN SPIRITUAL EVOLUTION. THOSE of us whose theological memory goes back fifty years probably grew up with the conviction that ..."

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