Synonyms for paternity

Synonyms for (noun) paternity

Synonyms: paternity, authorship

Definition: the act of initiating a new idea or theory or writing

Usage: the authorship of the theory is disputed

Similar words: initiation, innovation, instauration, institution, introduction, origination, creation, foundation, founding

Definition: the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new

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


Synonyms: paternity, fatherhood

Definition: the kinship relation between an offspring and the father

Similar words: relationship, family relationship, kinship

Definition: (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption


Synonyms: paternity

Definition: the state of being a father

Usage: tests were conducted to determine paternity

Similar words: state

Definition: the way something is with respect to its main attributes

Usage: the current state of knowledge; his state of health; in a weak financial state