1. [ noun ] the act of initiating a new idea or theory or writing
Synonyms: authorship

"the authorship of the theory is disputed"

Related terms: initiation
2. [ noun ] the state of being a father

"tests were conducted to determine paternity"

Related terms: state
3. [ noun ] the kinship relation between an offspring and the father
Synonyms: fatherhood
Related terms: kinship
Similar spelling:   pattern