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paternity

 
Noun paternity has 3 senses
  1. paternity - the state of being a father; "tests were conducted to determine paternity"
    --1 is a kind of
    state
  2. fatherhood, paternity - the kinship relation between an offspring and the father
    --2 is a kind of kinship, family relationship, relationship
  3. authorship, paternity - the act of initiating a new idea or theory or writing; "the authorship of the theory is disputed"
    --3 is a kind of initiation, founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instauration
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