Progenitorship \Pro*gen"i*tor*ship\, n. The state of being a progenitor. [1913 Webster]

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  • progenitorship — index paternity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • progenitorship — pro·gen·i·tor·ship …   English syllables

  • progenitorship — prōˈjenəd.ə(r)ˌship noun : a position as a progenitor …   Useful english dictionary

  • progenitor — progenitorial /proh jen i tawr ee euhl, tohr /, adj. progenitorship, n. /proh jen i teuhr/, n. 1. a biologically related ancestor: a progenitor of the species. 2. a person or thing that first indicates a direction, originates something, or serves …   Universalium

  • paternity — pa·ter·ni·ty /pə tər nə tē/ n 1: the quality or state of being a father 2: origin or descent from a father Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • parentage — Synonyms and related words: ancestry, birth, bloodline, descent, extraction, family, grandfatherhood, grandmotherhood, grandparentage, heritage, line, lineage, origin, parenthood, pedigree, progenitorship, roots, stock, strain …   Moby Thesaurus

  • paternity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. fatherhood, fathership, parentage. See ancestry. Ant., maternity. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Fatherhood] Syn. progenitorship, paternal parentage, fathership; see fatherhood . 2. [Authorship] Syn. creation …   English dictionary for students

  • fatherhood — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. paternity, parenthood, parentage, fathership, progenitorship. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. paternity, parenthood …   English dictionary for students

  • progenitor — n. 1 the ancestor of a person, animal, or plant. 2 a political or intellectual predecessor. 3 the origin of a copy. Derivatives: progenitorial adj. progenitorship n. Etymology: ME f. OF progeniteur f. L progenitor oris f. progignere progenit (as… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pro|gen|i|tor|ship — «proh JEHN uh tuhr shihp», noun. the position or fact of being a progenitor: »Figurative. Cicero would [disown] the intellectual progenitorship of a cicerone (Blackwood s Magazine) …   Useful english dictionary

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