Definition of fathership in English:



mass nounrare
  • The state of being someone's father.

    • ‘The idea of spiritual fathership that these biblical passages suggest became a dominant theme among early Egyptian solitary monks.’
    • ‘He had no legal standing at this hearing, which Crowe pointed out to him, "unless you want to claim fathership of Callan".’
    • ‘The notion of God's fathership is also prominent in the Old Testament.’
    • ‘Fathership remained unchanged since there was never any inducement to supply the want of the legitimate father.’
    • ‘It is possible that the fathership of the child born to the woman who remarries before the expiration of this waiting period can come into question.’
    View synonyms