Vaterschaft

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From Middle High German vaterschaft, faterschaft, equivalent to Vater (father) +‎ -schaft (-ship, -hood). Compare English fathership.

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Vaterschaft f (genitive Vaterschaft, plural Vaterschaften) (plural seldom)

  1. fatherhood, paternity (state of being the father)

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